2011

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1 August 2011 Military Pay Info

A few notes of interest regarding the 1 August 2011 military payday. First, there is no reason to believe that the 1 August pay will…




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1 July 2011 Pay

I think I’m going to start making this a twice-monthly event:  guess when Navy Federal and USAA are going to release active duty pay.  To…


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Blue Star Museums 2011

It’s back!  The fantastic free museum program put together by Blue Star Families has returned for the 2011 summer season.  Blue Star Museums is a…



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Big Lots Discount Saturday 21 May 2011

Thanks to a tip from a helpful reader in Nebraska, I’ve learned that Big Lots stores will be offering a 10% discount to military ID…


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1 June 2011 Pay/Memorial Day Weekend

  PLEASE NOTE:  THIS POST REFERS TO THE 1 JUNE PAY PERIOD FOR THE YEAR 2011.  FOR ACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT 2012, PLEASE REFER TO THE…


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Long Pay Period Warning

I get grief about this every time I write on the subject, but I also know that many military folks find this confusing or frustrating. …



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You SHOULD Have A Full Pay By Now

I’m getting quite a few comments and emails from people who have only received one pay deposit for the 15 April 2011 pay period.  That…


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15 April 2011 Pay – It’s All Coming

I hope this doesn’t sound too much like a rehash of yesterday’s post, but I promise it is slightly different. Many readers (and my husband)…



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DFAS Doubles Back

Inexplicably, DFAS has pulled or “taken down” all LES and mid-month net advice of pay that were available for viewing today.  From the website: Due…


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Air Force Aid Society Publishes Info

The Air Force Aid Society (AFAS) has published an In Event of A Government Shutdown FAQ list.   I honestly find the questions and answers to…


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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act

Throughout the conversations on a possible government shutdown, I’ve heard several people mention the protections afforded under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA.)  The SCRA…


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Navy Federal’s Plans to Assist Customers

Navy Federal Credit Union (NFCU) has released their plans for assisting customers in the event that a government shutdown delays military pay.  The NFCU website…


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DFAS Speaks on Pay Issues

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) has finally issued some guidance on how the federal government’s budget situation could affect military pay issues.  The…


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Finally, the DoD Speaks

The bold bits are being emphasized by me and are not emphasized in the original document IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 282-11 April 07, 2011 Deputy Secretary…