Veteran Report - Week of December 17, 2012
Vet Benefit Calculator: What Do You Qualify For?
The Military.com Benefit Calculator is designed to quickly and easily connect you with your benefits information based on service and status. Find Federal Benefits, State Benefits, National Guard State Benefits, Special Military Discounts and More. (http://benefits.military.com/reg/Vetera ... RC=mrvr.nl) Find Your Benefits Now.
(http://www.military.com/benefits?ESRC=mrvr.nl) Visit the Military.com Benefit Channel to access Pay Charts, TRICARE information, BAH, Survivor Benefits, Vet Benefits and More.
Run for Vets
On November 11, 2012, USMC veteran Sergeant Brendan O'Toole set out on a 3,600 mile run across the U.S. in honor of the selfless men and women who have served in Operations Iraqi and Afghanistan. The Run for Veterans' goal is to raise $2 million to support the United States Armed Forces veterans, combat veterans, disabled veterans, and their families. The Run for Veterans started in Oceanside, CA, and will end in Portland, ME. The Run for Veterans will engage local communities, collaborate with existing organizations, and work with local veteran non-profit groups to connect civilian and military personnel. The Run for Veterans invites any and all warriors, veterans, and civilians to run alongside Sgt. O'Toole throughout the route, as a show of support for our servicemen and women. (http://www.therunforveterans.org/) Click here to learn more and offer your support.
For more military family support resources, visit the (http://www.military.com/spouse) Military.com Family Center.
2013 BAH Rates Released
The DoD released today the 2013 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates, which take effect Jan. 1, 2013. Overall rates will increase an average of 3.8 percent this year. Members with dependents will see an average increase in (http://www.military.com/benefits/milita ... or-housing) BAH of approximately $60 per month. A typical E-6 with dependents, for example, will find his/her BAH about $60 per month higher than last year, while an O-3 with dependents will receive about $55 more than last year. Veterans and their families using the Post-9/11 GI Bill will also see an average increase in their housing stipend, which is based on the BAH rate for an E-6 with dependents.
(http://militaryadvantage.military.com/2 ... ing-rates/) Visit the Military Advantage to learn more about how the 2013 rates will affect your military pay.
Featured Job: HNTB Hiring Veterans
For nearly a century, HNTB Corporation has helped create infrastructure that best meets the unique demands of its environment. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee owners committed to the highest levels of performance, (http://www.military.com/jobs-in/employe ... RC=mrvr.nl) we enable clients to achieve their goals and visions.
Top Companies are Hiring Servicemembers with Security Clearance.
Top Companies and DoD Contractors across the nation are hiring veterans with security clearance: employers want your military experience, and security clearance means higher pay and more career opportunities. (http://www.military.com/newslettersignu ... RC=mrvr.nl) Sign up to get top job postings and industry tips.
VA Loan Program Benefits
While a conventional loan might seem like a great bargain because of an advertised lower rate, keep in mind that you often need a high credit score of 720 or above to qualify for these best rates. VA home loans are backed by the government, meaning banks can assume less risk with the loan and possibly price it lower than a rate you would qualify for from a bank. But even without a lower rate, there are a number of other compelling benefits that make the VA home loan program a better overall alternative. (http://www.military.com/money/va-loans/ ... RC=mrvr.nl) See the top 4 benefits of a VA loan.
(https://secure.military.com/leads/VALoa ... rvr1022.nl) Next Step: connect with lenders ready to help you use your VA loan.
$300k VGLI Alternative from $22 a Day
Get $300k VGLI alternative coverage for as little as $22 a month. (http://www.military.com/insurance/?lpid ... =vr1217.nl) Start protecting your family today.
GM Veteran Hiring Team Talks Jobs
Mark and Doug from General Motors' veteran hiring group stop by the Military.com Editor's Desk to talk about what GM is doing to reach out to vets to get them started on the next phase of their working lives. (http://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/ca ... RC=mrvr.nl) Download the podcast now.
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