Veterans Crisis Line Support our Veterans, Servicemen, and Families
If you’re a Veteran, Active Duty Servicemen or family member in crisis or know someone who is in need of confidential support, its only a phone call, click, or text away — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. please remember your not alone.... Read more
Navy Exchange extends online benefits to Veterans on Veterans Day
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) — Beginning this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is proud to expand its online shopping privileges to all honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. Military. This highly anticipated change by the Department of Defense grants online exchange shopping privileges to our nation’s brave Veterans. “We... Read more
2017 Veterans Day Active Duty Military Free Meals and Discounts
There are many ways to honor former servicemembers on Veterans Day – parades, salutes, all-you-can-eat pancakes or a free cup of (G.I.) joe. To mark Veterans Day on Nov. 11, restaurants around the country are offering free or discounted food. Some offers are strictly for vets; others include active-duty... Read more
DoD Offers Course for Using Blended Retirement System Comparison
WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 — Service members eligible to opt into the Blended Retirement System in 2018 can now take a free course to learn to use the online comparison calculator to aid in determining whether the new BRS or the legacy retirement system is a better choice for their circumstances, Defense Department officials... Read more
Army reminds Soldiers update records to prevent benefit disruptions
FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. — Soldiers who receive a basic allowance for housing and have dependents are reminded to keep their records up to date to prevent any disruptions in their Basic Allowance for Housing, or BAH, entitlements, according to experts within the Army’s Office of the Deputy... Read more
AAFES to open online shopping to Veterans in less than a month
DALLAS, Oct. 23, 2017 — With less than a month until the much-anticipated official launch of the veterans online shopping benefit, more than 225,000 honorably discharged veterans have already been verified to shop at online military exchange websites when the sites open to veterans Nov. 11. The Army and Air... Read more
Military friendly University of Phoenix plans to close out 19 campuses
The University of Phoenix said Wednesday it has stopped accepting new students at several brick-and-mortar locations. The University of Phoenix has instituted a teach-out phase at various locations, allowing current students to finish their in-person programs while closing those locations to new students and directing them to online offerings... Read more
What the White House Transgender Policy means to military families
Military Families you’ve heard about the recent drama from the White House regarding whether or not transgender troops can serve in the U.S. military. Military Families, but what does this mean for transgender military spouses, families with transgender kids, military retirees or family members of transgender troops? Here are... Read more
Trump sets 2.1 percent pay raise for troops Congress wanted 2.4 raise
WASHINGTON — White House officials on Thursday informed Congress of plans to cap the federal civilian pay raise at an average of 1.9 percent for 2018 and to limit the military pay raise to 2.1 percent, just below the expected mark of 2.4 percent. In a letter to House... Read more
Army to tighten BAH requirements and CID to investigate BAH Fraud
The Department of the has Army stepped-up efforts to increase accountability over military personnel funding now includes annual requirement to re-certify troop BAH allowances. In a memorandum that came out August 16th, the acting assistant secretary of the Army for manpower affairs Raymond Horoho, stressed the need to make... Read more