MILITARY REPORT 2 JULY 2012

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    ■Vet Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses Sought

    ■Removing the Stigma of PTSD

    ■Shape Up Credit Score to Buy a Home

    ■SGLI Isn't Enough: Get $100k Coverage for $8 a Month

    ■TSP Now Offers Roth Option

    ■Study: Troops Paid More Than Most Civilians

    ■Featured Employer: Chenega Hiring Veterans

    ■VA Loan Eligibility Explained

    ■Entire Army to Go MultiCam

    ■Lifetime Advantages of the VA Loan

    ■Court Shoots Down Stolen Valor Act

    ■View the Military.com 4th of July Slideshow

    ■Survey Request: We Need Your Help

    ■New Help for Military Homeowners

    ■New Pet Policy on Okinawa

    ■4 Military Auto Rebates

    ■United Through Reading

    ■AF Tech Sergeant Promotions

    ■AF Promotion Statistics

    ■Navy Makes New Radar Discovery

    ■Study Looks at Heart Attack Survivors

    ■AF Digitizes Medical Service Corps Boards

    ■Navy Counselor Symposium in September

    ■New AAFES Appliance Catalog

    ■Print and Post This Week's Military Report

    ■Headline Military News


    Vet Benefits for Same-Sex Spouses Sought
    According to an AP report, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) plans to introduce legislation to grant benefits for same-sex spouses of veterans and service members. More


    Removing the Stigma of PTSD
    On June 20, the American Legion hosted a meeting to discuss the implications of changing the medical classification of post-traumatic stress disorder to post-traumatic stress. More

    Shape Up Credit Score to Buy a Home
    Even with interest rates at historic lows, there can be a big difference in the rate you'll be charged if you have good credit and not-so-good credit. More

    SGLI Isn't Enough: Get $100k Coverage for $8 a Month
    Your Military family needs more than SGLI. Compare Military friendly insurance partners, to find the right coverage for your family. More


    TSP Now Offers Roth Option
    Department of Defense civilian employees eligible for the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) may begin to contribute to the Roth TSP today. More


    Study: Troops Paid More Than Most Civilians
    According to the 11th Quadrennial Review of Military Compensation report released last week, military pay has climbed steadily as private sector salaries flattened over the last decade. More

    Featured Employer: Chenega Hiring Veterans
    Visit the Chenega Veteran Talent portal to apply for jobs, translate your military skills, and learn more about a career with Chenega Corporation. More

    VA Loan Eligibility Explained
    In order to obtain a VA home loan, you must first fill out VA Form 26-1880, the request for your Certificate of Eligibility. More

    Entire Army to Go MultiCam
    After years of testing, Army uniform officials are planning to recommend that MultiCam replace today's pixilated design as the official camouflage pattern the service issues to all soldiers. More

    Lifetime Advantages of the VA Loan
    A VA Guaranteed Home Loan has many advantages over a convention loan -- requires no down payment, no lender fees, no mortgage insurance, and refinance without an appraisal or income verification. More

    Court Shoots Down Stolen Valor Act
    A Texas man who helped lead the charge for Congress to pass a law against so-called military "fakers" was disappointed last week by the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Stolen Valor Act. More

    View the Military.com 4th of July Slideshow
    Visit the Military.com Independence Day Center to view the 4th of July Slideshow, watch a tribute video, get fun facts about the 4th of July and more. More

    Survey Request: We Need Your Help
    Your opinion matters. Take a quick survey to help ASMBA improve their product offerings and better serve the military community. More

    New Help for Military Homeowners
    The Federal Housing Finance Agency has announced that homeowners with military transfer orders will be immediately eligible for short sales even if they are current in their mortgages. More

    New Pet Policy on Okinawa
    The 18th Wing, U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps Installations Pacific recently released the Department of Defense's joint service pet policy for all military family housing on Okinawa. More

    4 Military Auto Rebates
    Many auto manufacturers offer special military rebates and discounts for Active Duty, Reservists, and Veterans. More

    United Through Reading
    For almost a decade, United Through Reading has been helping military parents maintain a connection to their children during deployment. More

    AF Tech Sergeant Promotions
    The Air Force recently released it technical sergeant promotion list, which advanced 8,515 staff sergeants. More

    AF Promotion Statistics
    The Air Force recently selected 8,518 of 37,402 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant for a selection rate of 22.77 percent. More

    Navy Makes New Radar Discovery
    U.S. Navy scientists have announced that a newly discovered radar capability to detect individual cloud hydrometeors in the free atmosphere can impact future performance of combat systems and military decision-making. More

    Study Looks at Heart Attack Survivors
    A new study has found that the emotional toll of a heart attack can be so severe that an estimated 1 in 8 patients who survive the experience develop post-traumatic stress disorder. More

    AF Digitizes Medical Service Corps Boards
    Air Force selection board members will begin using an electronic record scoring system for line for the Air Force captains and major and lieutenant colonel medical service corps boards that convene July 16. More

    Navy Counselor Symposium in September
    Registration is underway for the 24th Annual Navy Counselors Association (NCA) Professional Development and Training Symposium scheduled Sept. 24-27 in Memphis, Tenn. More

    New AAFES Appliance Catalog
    Exchange shoppers can find state-of-the-art appliances in the new, 36-page Appliance 2012 catalog. More


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