5 September 2011 Military Report

Happy Labor Day to all my readers!

From our fabulous weekly roundup of military benefit news, here is the financial stuff that is happening this week:

$$$$ for Sailors – The Navy recently released an updated selective reenlistment bonus award plan, which officially opens the application window for Sailors to seek those benefits in fiscal year 2012. More…

Deal of the Week: Military-Sized Savings – Military.com’s Discount Center is full of military-only and military-friendly discounts. You’ll find savings on everyday items and gifts and vacations. More…

Education with Your GI Bill Benefits – You may qualify for more than $52,500 in GI Bill Benefits — it’s not a loan! Additionally, some institutions will grant credit for service, saving you time in school. More…

Exchanges Sponsor Sweepstakes – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has partnered with Coca-Cola to give six Exchange winners a PlayStation 3 320 Gamer Bundle system and Sony Bravia 3D HDTV. More…

FBI Issues Scam Warning – In light of Hurricane Irene, the FBI is reminding the public to beware of fraudulent emails and websites purporting to conduct charitable relief efforts. More…

Featured Job: Military-friendly Employers – The Veteran Employment center on Military.com offers a huge listing of military-friendly opportunities from companies that are looking for someone with your skills and drive. More…

Featured Job: UnitedHealth Group – UnitedHealth Group is now hiring individuals with military experience. More…

Military Retiree Pay Dates to Change – Paydays for military retirees and those who receive portions of retired pay are changing for September and December. More…

Military Retirement Reform Watch – Defense Secretary Panetta has stated that current servicemembers and military retirees should be shielded from any major changes to their retirement, but what about COLA and TRICARE fee changes? More…

Military Spouse’s Guide to Getting a Job – Find out what employment assistance programs the new base or post offers for spouses who want to work. More…

Obama: We Can’t Cut Services to Vets – President Obama attempted to alleviate veterans’ fears about budget cuts in a recent speech to the American Legion. More…

I hope you all have a fabulous day.

About the Author

Kate Horrell
Kate Horrell is a military financial coach, mom of four teens, and Navy spouse. She has a background in taxes and mortgage banking, and a trove of experience helping other military families with their money. Follow her on twitter @realKateHorrell.