14 November 2011 Military Report

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AF Separation Date Rollback – The Air Force plans to continue an enlisted date of separation rollback, which will accelerate the date of separation for selected Airmen. More…

Benefits Under Fire – Your military benefits are being threatened by spending cuts, but you can protect them by joining the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). More…

Best 10 Places to Retire – If you’re retiring from the military, where’s the best places to settle into a civilian career? We’ve got a top-10 list. More…

Connect with Veterans Willing to Help – The Military.com Veteran Career Network can connect you to over 1 million veterans working in companies, government agencies, career fields, industries or locations that interest you. More…

Deal of the Week: Free GameFly Trial – GameFly has a military appreciation program that allows all military members (past and present) and their families a FREE 15-day membership. More…

Employers Seeking Military Experience – Hundreds of top national and global employers are actively seeking veterans and those with military experience. See a full list of employers and start applying. More…

Expert: Double-Dip Housing Recession – The number of people falling behind on their mortgages increased over the last quarter for the first time since 2009, according to a new report by the credit bureau TransUnion. More…

GI Bill 2.0 Changes – Housing Allowance – A New Online Housing Allowance will be payable to students enrolled solely in distance learning (including online education). More…

Join Us at the Military Spouse Summit – The Military.com Spouse Summit will address the most pressing issues facing military families today — spouse careers, education, finances, benefits and more. More…

Navy Retention Board Results – Phase I Enlisted Retention Board (ERB) results will be posted for command access on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 at which time notifications will begin. More…

New Navy USMAP for Security – Protective Security Specialists (PSS) can now take advantage of the Navy’s newest, Department of Labor (DOL) approved, journeyman level apprenticeship trade offered through the United Service Military Apprenticeship Program (USMAP). More…

Reserve AF Lodging Online – The Defense Lodging System now features online reservations and the capability for customers to leave online feedback about their stay at one of the Air Force lodging facilities. More…

Still Time to Attend Virtual Career Fair – The Veterans Virtual Career Fair is free to the veteran community — connect with over 22 employers to help move your career to the next level. More…

TRICARE Reports Data Breach – A loss of computer tapes by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) may have placed TRICARE patient data at risk. More…

Translate Skills into a Civilian Career – Quickly enter in your service and military job code to find equivalent civilian occupations, apply for jobs that match your skills, identify terminology for your resume, and get career options for your specialty. More…

VA Helps Homeless Veterans – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing free meals and spending money to eligible homeless veterans. More…

Websites for Navy Transition – Sailors transitioning out of the Navy have several websites available on civilian careers. 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.