Military Minute: Smart Budgeting Apps

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The Final (?) Move


by Jennifer G. Williams This year, our family will embark on our final PCS. Yep. Last time to meet with Transportation. Last time for the packers to come. Last time the huge moving van pulls up on cue. Last time to weigh our empty trailer and reweigh when it’s full. Last time dealing with move.mil […]

National Guard Chief Nominee Says New World Requires Agile Forces


by Jim Garamone, DoD News, Defense Media Activity Today’s National Guard is in the best shape it’s been in for its almost 380 years of history, President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the National Guard Bureau told the Senate Armed Services Committee June 21. Air Force Lt. Gen. Joseph L. Lengyel has been nominated to succeed Army Gen. Frank Grass. He currently […]

Fort Bragg to Host MLB in Special Game


The Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins will play a first-of-its-kind regular season game in celebration of the nation’s servicemen and servicewomen at Fort Bragg, N.C., this weekend on Sunday, July 3rd. The game will air nationally on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” and ESPN Radio at 8:00 p.m. (ET). The newly named Fort Bragg Field, a […]

Road to Rio


by Bennett Leigh As athletes all over the world are preparing for the Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Melissa Stockwell is waiting to hear if she will once again represent her country in the Paralympics later this year. “It can’t come soon enough,” says Stockwell, who competed in the 2008 Paralympic Games in Bejing as […]

9 Clothing Stores That Offer Serious Military Discounts


By Sarah Sicard These nine stores offer big military discounts so service members can dress for less. Your military ID can score you some pretty sweet retail discounts. Almost all the usual stores you’ll find in a mall or outlet will offer somewhere around a 10% discount, but some places go well beyond that. If […]

Excess Facilities Must Close, Army Tells Veterans


JUNE 24, 2016, WASHINGTON (Army News Service) – The Army is spending at least $500 million annually to maintain excess infrastructure, a facilities expert told veterans and other groups visiting the Pentagon. About 30 representatives from veterans’ service organizations, military service organizations, non-federal entities and defense community associations met for a summit in the Pentagon, […]

7 Things You Actually Miss from Deployment


BY LOGAN NYE — WEARETHEMIGHTY.COM Vets know the feeling. You get back to civilian life or maybe just get a cushy posting stateside where all you have to do is show up from 9 to 5. At first, you love waking up late, working out when you want, and driving a vehicle with an AM/FM/XM radio instead of […]

How it Works: Short Sales for Military Personnel


by Clearpoint In our last post, we talked about options for loans (particularly VA loans) when military borrowers are concerned they will go into default or have already defaulted. One of the methods we covered briefly, which is also one of the more confusing and nuanced options, is the short sale. Today, in collaboration with […]

A Deployment to Remember


by Janine Boldrin Mid-tour leave is a chance to relax during your deployment, but you can also use the time to re-establish bonds with your family and friends. “I think vacations are necessary for overall health and wellness, but specifically for families to reconnect when life gets in the way,” said Julie Lanham, Professional Travel Planner […]

Preparing for retirement ? – what you need to know for this military transition


by Colonel (Retired) North Charles Members of the reserve component who achieve 20 years of service and become eligible for a non-regular retirement have earned a wide variety of very valuable benefits. Like all aspects of your military career, it is important that you are familiar with the scope and the limitations of your non-regular retirement […]