Monday, August 22, 2016

Military Report: Online Exchange Shopping to Be Open to Vets & MORE

Military Report - The Military's Largest Benefits Update
Online Exchange Shopping to Be Open to Vets
Tricare Now Covering Transgender Treatment Options
SGLI/VGLI Enough? $100k Coverage from $7 a Month
AF RPA Pilots Receive Bonus
Leaving the Military? Get the FREE Transition App
AF Space Command Scholars Program
Rates Will Rise. Use Your VA Loan Today
Army NCO Retention Directive
Air Reserve School Board Results
Consumer Protection Resources
Eliminate RX Costs TRICARE Doesn't Cover
VA Office Undergoes Transformation
Alabama's New One-Stop Vet Resource
NYU, Colorado State University & More Want You
American Legion Annual Report
Inaugural Ball in January
National Employer Support of Guard & Reserve Week
Navy Obligated Service Guidance
Air Reserve Promotions
VA Leads Genetic Research
Post-PCS Survey Helps Keep Bad Movers Out
New AF Personnel Website
Protect Your TRICARE Health Information
Pvt. Murphy: Ramp-up
VA Conducts Colon Cancer Trials
Veterans Sought for TV Series
Voting Assistance Officers Help Soldiers
Headline Military News
Online Exchange Shopping to Be Open to VetsA Defense Department retail board has given the green light to a plan to open online exchange shopping to all honorably discharged veterans.  Read More
Tricare Now Covering Transgender Treatment OptionsThe U.S. military's Tricare health care system now covers transgender military family members and retirees, despite the official policy not yet going live.  Read More
SGLI/VGLI Enough? $100k Coverage from $7 a MonthIs SGLI enough? VGLI too much? Don't take a chance on your family's future.  Read More
AF RPA Pilots Receive BonusThe U.S. Air Force has announced an increase to the service's remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilot bonus.  Read More
Leaving the Military? Get the FREE Transition AppThe Transition app personalizes your transition process to create an interactive checklist that suits your needs. Download on iTunes or Google Play Store.  Read More
AF Space Command Scholars ProgramThe Air Force Space Command Scholars (AFSPC) program provides a unique opportunity to earn a mission-oriented master's degree at a top-tier civilian university.  Read More
Rates Will Rise. Use Your VA Loan TodayThinking of buying or refinancing? Rates are still low and qualified borrowers can pay as little as $0 down with no PMI payments.  Read More
Army NCO Retention DirectiveArmy Directive 2016-19 (Retaining a Quality Noncommissioned Officer Corps) includes changes the Bar to the Continued Service Program, the NCO Career Status Program, and Retention Control Point System.  Read More
Air Reserve School Board ResultsThe Air Reserve Personnel Center has released results of the semi-annual Reserve School Selection Board.  Read More
Consumer Protection ResourcesIn the aftermath of the economic crash nearly a decade ago, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was created in 2011.  Read More
Eliminate RX Costs TRICARE Doesn't CoverDoctor and hospital bills are expensive even when you're covered by TRICARE. Help minimize or even eliminate out-of-pocket expenses.  Read More
VA Office Undergoes TransformationThe VA Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) has released its Midyear Transformation Review, which details the office's efforts to overhaul cumbersome processes, close security holes, and more.  Read More
Alabama's New One-Stop Vet ResourceThe new AlaVetNet website is designed to be a one-stop source for Alabama veterans seeking resources and services.  Read More
NYU, Colorado State University & More Want YouJoin us on Sept 15, 2016, 4pm-12am EDT, meet non-profit colleges and find out how to make your GI Bill benefits work for you – for FREE.  Read More
American Legion Annual ReportThe American Legion has released its 2016 Annual Report, which is available as a free download on the American Legion website.  Read More
Inaugural Ball in JanuaryThe Vettys Presidential Inaugural Ball will bring together servicemen and women in unity in this nonpartisan celebration to salute their next Commander in Chief.  Read More
National Employer Support of Guard & Reserve WeekThis week (August 21-27) has officially been proclaimed as National Employer Support of Guard and Reserve Week.  Read More
Navy Obligated Service GuidanceThe Navy Personnel Command (NPC) recently released guidance to the fleet on obligated service (OBLISERV) requirements.  Read More
Air Reserve PromotionsThe Air Reserve Personnel Center has announced results for the Calendar 2016 Capt and 1st Lt First Half Air Force Reserve Line and Nonline Promotion Selection board.  Read More
VA Leads Genetic ResearchVA has collected 500,000 genetic samples from veterans to aid in research of conditions such as cancer, diabetes and PTSD to develop future treatments and possible cures.  Read More
Post-PCS Survey Helps Keep Bad Movers OutThe movers are gone, your stuff is unpacked and you've reported the damage and filed for reimbursement on That means your PCS is over, right? Not necessarily.  Read More
New AF Personnel WebsiteThe newest version of the Air Force Personnel Center's public website contains personnel news and information for current and former Airmen and civilians.  Read More
Protect Your TRICARE Health InformationA thief can use your name or health insurance numbers to see a doctor or get other care. Protect your personal health data when entering it into mobile apps and websites.  Read More
Pvt. Murphy: Ramp-upThis week's edition of Mark Baker's Private Murphy comic finds our favorite private having a bit of fun with a common military vehicle.  Read More
VA Conducts Colon Cancer TrialsThe VA has embarked on a landmark study to understand which test is best for colorectal cancer screening.  Read More
Veterans Sought for TV SeriesMetal Flowers Media & Leftfield are looking to cast military women and men to serve as coaches in a new broadcast network competition.  Read More
Voting Assistance Officers Help SoldiersThe Army Voting Assistance Program oversees the more than 3,000 voting assistance officers who ensure Soldiers everywhere are able to vote.  Read More

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