Department of Education: 7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the FAFSA

Education and Training News - January 5, 2015
If you need financial aid to help you pay for college, it’s important that you complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The good news? The FAFSA is simpler than ever! Did you know that, on average, it only takes 23 minutes complete? That equates to roughly one episode of your favorite TV program, so no excuses about not having the time.

Stars and Stripes: A shocking substitute for caffeine

Military Basics News - February 18, 2014
Researchers at the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, have run tests on a number of volunteers to test their mental acuity both before and after a stimulating jolt of electricity, the Globe report said. read more

Stars and Stripes: Death shapes life for teams that prepare bodies of fallen troops for final flight home

Survivor Care News - February 17, 2014
The first body was the most difficult. Pfc. Durell Siverand found a family portrait in the dead soldier’s wallet that showed him posing with his wife and two daughters.

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Stars and Stripes: VA program is tailored to prevent homelessness among veterans of recent wars

Veterans Benefit News - February 17, 2014
To VA officials, San Diego seems an ideal location to test whether there is an advantage to having the Iraq and Afghanistan veterans together — veterans of roughly similar age who share common experiences and similar problems. read more

Stars and Stripes: W. Va. bill would require flying of POW/MIA flag at courthouses

Military Basics News - February 17, 2014
HB 2895 would require all 55 counties to fly a standard-sized POW/MIA flag — along with the already required U.S.

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AFPS: DOD Works with NBA to Improve Troops' Transition Assistance

Transition Assistance News - February 17, 2014
As the Defense Department looks for ways to ease the difficult process of transitioning from service member to civilian, it's also seeking out companies in the private sector who can help lead the way in training and hiring veterans, said Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Stars and Stripes: Navy lawyer warns about debt advice for active duty, calls it fraud

Military Basics News - February 16, 2014
A tactic to reduce credit card balances and other debt that's making its way around the Internet is being called fraud by a Navy lawyer at Pearl Harbor, who advised in an email that sailors steer clear. read more

Stars and Stripes: Arizona university recruits veterans to be teachers

Hiring Success News - February 15, 2014
Sgt. Steve Perez's time in the Marine Corps brought him "action and adventure" in Afghanistan, Australia and Japan.

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Marine Corps News: Cancer prevention

Health and Life News - February 14, 2014
There are many different forms of cancer, and many preventative measures people can take to support cancer prevention.

Stars and Stripes: Post 9/11 veterans still having hard time finding work

Jobs News - February 14, 2014
“It’s a constant battle when you keep applying for jobs, and you don’t get calls,” former Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Brewer said. “A lot of us (veterans) are motivated to be successful in the civilian market.

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Marine Corps News: Recruits learn meaning of Marine uniform

Military Basics News - February 14, 2014
The Marine Corps uniforms are a representation of Marines. Therefore, it is critical that every Marine be taught all aspects of the uniforms to create the best image possible.  Recruits of Company B, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, received a Marine Corps uniform class aboard the depot, Feb. 5.Recruits received the class not only to assure each

Air Force Top Stories: Airmen can 'chat' live via myPers for personnel support

Military Basics News - February 14, 2014
Air Force Personnel Center officials have implemented a live chat capability on the myPers website to allow real-time communication between Airmen in the field and personnel specialists.

Stars and Stripes: COLA cap repealed; 'mini-Redux' awaits new entrants

Veterans Benefit News - February 13, 2014
Bowing to colossal pressure from military associations, younger retirees and angry careerists who served through long and nasty wars, Congress has repealed the retiree COLA cap it enacted only six weeks ago. read more

Stars and Stripes: Senate votes to restore cuts to military retirement pay

The Senate voted 95-3 on Wednesday to repeal cuts that would have reduced military retirement pay by tens of thousands of dollars for enlisted and officers alike.

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Stars and Stripes: Study: 90 percent of military spouses underemployed

Personal and Family Support News - February 12, 2014
A new study confirms what many military spouses know from experience: Finding gainful employment is no easy task. read more

Marine Corps News: TRICARE ends walk-in service

Medical News - February 12, 2014
TRICARE, a health care program for uniformed service members, retirees and their families

Air Force Top Stories: Air Force launches enhanced civilian development site

Military Basics News - February 12, 2014
The Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development recently made available a new tool to assist civilians with their professional development.

Marine Corps News: Tuition assistance fully restored for remainder of FY 2014

Education and Training News - February 12, 2014
With a bachelor’s degree close at hand, Sgt. Robert White didn’t want to slow his coursework last fall when tuition assistance for Marines at Quantico stopped covering more than one class at a time, so he started paying for half his classes out of pocket. The new expenditure also came at a time when he and his wife were juggling the expenses of an

AFPS: Brain Injury Center Releases Care Guidance for Concussions

Wounded, Ill and Injured News - February 12, 2014
While treatment for moderate to severe brain injuries has long been studied, mild cases, or concussions, have only recently been recognized as requiring standard care.

AFPS: DOD Official Reports on Security Clearance Process

Military Basics News - February 12, 2014
The Defense Department has taken several initiatives to control security clearances following last September's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
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