12 September 2011 Military Report

Each week, the Military.com editors scour the news for the most up-to-date resources on military benefits. While the Military Report includes medical, educational, moving, family and other benefits, I select just the financial news to highlight here at The Paycheck Chronicles. Be sure to check out the full Military Report for other benefit information.

AF Pay Returns to Local Management – The processing of military pay transactions will move from the Air Force Financial Service Center (AFFSC) at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. , to base-level financial services offices. More…

College Credit for Military Service – Through the American Council on Education (ACE), you can take academic credit for most of the training you have received, including Basic Training. More…

Deal of the Week: 10% off Jewelry – Blue Nile offers expert advice to help you find the perfect engagement ring, diamond band, or gift. More…

Deal of the Week: Food & Beverages – Visit the Military.com Discounts channel to grab deals on food and beverages — sodastream, drugstore.com, wine.com, ediets, MrBeer and more. More…

Featured Job: Careers in Government – You have a huge advantage over other civilians to land a government job. More…

Is the Post-9/11 GI Bill Safe? – Veteran’s groups fear that the current budget issues facing congress and the draw down in Iraq could result in cuts to the Post-9/11 GI Bill. More…

MWR Travel Accepts Military Star Cards – The Military Star Card will now be accepted when service men and women purchase airline tickets online. More…

Moving Offices to Consolidate – The DoD and the U.S. Transportation Command are consolidating 151 Personal Property Shipping Offices (PPSOs) into 11 regional Joint PPSOs. More…

National Preparedness Month – This month encourages Soldiers, families, and civilians to prepare for emergencies at home, at work and in their communities — here are some resources to get you started. More…

New Improved VA Resource Directory – The website contains information about VA benefits, including disability benefits, pensions, health care insurance and the GI Bill. More…

Special Compensation for Wounded Warriors – Some servicemembers who are catastrophically wounded, ill or injured are now eligible for compensation designed to offset the economic burden primary caregivers incur when assisting them. More…

TRICARE Covers Physicals – When required in connection with a school enrollment, TRICARE covers physicals for children ages 5-11. More…

TRICARE Eases Moves – With a single phone call, TRICARE’s “Moving Made Easy” option can take some of the stress out of moving. More…

TRICARE Script Rates to Change – In an effort to encourage beneficiaries to use the Home Delivery option, TRICARE will soon change their pharmacy copayments. More…

TRICARE and Vaccinations – TRICARE offers beneficiaries seasonal flu shots, school vaccinations and other immunizations. More…

VA Compensated Work Therapy – Compensated Work Therapy is a program that provides employment counseling, training and assistance to veterans who qualify. More…

VA Loan Benefit Facts – A VA Home Loan allows qualified buyers the opportunity to purchase a home with no down payment. There are also no monthly mortgage insurance premiums to pay, limitations on buyer’s closing costs, and an appraisal that informs the buyer of the property value. More…

What Military Benefits Do You Have? – Access the Military.com Benefits Calculator to quickly connect to the benefits you’ve earned. More…

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.