17 October 2011 Military Report

Ta-da!  The weekly Military Report financial news from Military.com:

2012 Navy Selective Early Retirement – Results from the U.S. Navy’s Fiscal Year 2012 Selective Early Retirement Board (SERB) have been approved and notifications are complete. More…

AF Libraries an Online Option – Air Force libraries use an online library called OverDrive that allows Airmen and families to ‘check out’ e-books, audio books, music and movies. More…

Army Professional Development Toolkit – The U.S. Army has a Professional Development Toolkit website that contains resources for professional development opportunities for America’s Army — Soldiers, Army civilians, and family members. More…

Get Local: New Military.com Base Guides – Looking for the best tacos in town or the perfect spot for a romantic dinner? Did you find a business that you think other servicemembers should visit — or avoid? More…

Honor a Hero Vet’s Job Fair – California’s 5th Annual Honor a Hero, Hire a Vet Job and Resource Fair will be held on Nov.1. More…

How Much Is Your GI Bill Worth? – The Post-9/11 GI Bill has expanded eligibility, new monthly stipend rates for online students, and more — learn how much it’s worth for you. More…

McCain Okay With Military Benefit Cuts – Sen. McCain sent a letter to the budget supercommittee in which he offered his support for the President’s proposed budget cuts. More…

Microsoft, Senate Round Meet on Vet Jobs – The Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Microsoft Corp. recently discussed the training and hiring of America’s unemployed veterans for skilled jobs. More…

More Homelessness Vets Program Grants – Eleven states will share more than $10.3 million in grants to community groups to provide enhanced services for homeless veterans this year. More…

Navy Civilian Job Opportunities – A series of checklists and fact sheets to help individuals with the application process is available at the Navy’s Hiring Reform webpage. More…

South Dakota Offers Vet Bonus – South Dakota offers a bonus to members of the Armed Forces who were legal residents of the state for no less than six months. More…

Tips for Making a Disability Claim – Learn how to avoid the mistakes others have made when applying for VA benefits. More…

Tuition Assistance Overview – The Armed Forces offers Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Guardsman, and Airmen several programs to support their education goals including up to 100% Tuition Assistance for college courses taken during off-duty hours. More…

Understanding Military Pay – See 2011 and 2012 Pay Charts and get information on Advance Pay, Enlisted Breakdowns, Flight Pay, Hardship, Pay Allotments, and more. More…

VA Refinance For Building Equity Faster – A reduced term VA refinance loan may enable you to cut your mortgage duration by as much as half. More…

Vets Work Act Passes House – The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act with more than 400 votes. More…

Video Library: VA Loan Eligibility – We’ve put together a library of quick videos to help you understand your VA Loan Benefits. More…

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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.
  • Rock Hunter

    Senator McCain is a disgrace to the uniform he used to wear. He thinks it is OK to send people to those hell holes in the mideast and then tell them we can’t afford to pay their medical bills and they need to pay part of it.

    I’m now sorry that I spent 21 years in uniform. My country is turning its back on me and all of the other veterans who served.