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Week in Review: Week of January 9 - 15 (Military News) #MilitaryMon

Popular Articles for the week of January 2nd through 8th on

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PCS Allowances and Entitlements - Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH): is an allowance to offset the cost of housing when you do not receive government-provided housing. Your BAH depends upon your location, pay grade and whether you have dependents. BAH rates are set by surveying the cost of rental properties in each geographic location. The rates are established such that members in each pay grade, independent of location, pay approximately the same out-of-pocket expenses. ...


Ways to Cut Home Energy Costs - If you're like most homeowners, you're looking for ways to lower your monthly utility bills as energy costs continue to stress household budgets. These simple tips can help you save money year-round. 1. Control the temperature. Start by keeping your thermostat at 68 degrees during your waking hours in the winter and 10-15 degrees lower when you're asleep or away from home. In the summer, the thermostat should be set at 78-80 degrees — day and night. ...


The Top 8 Foolish Military Money Moves - You've been fighting al-Qaeda and the Taliban for what seems like an eternity and doing it thousands of miles away. In exchange, the military provides a steady paycheck, fashionable clothes, and food and shelter. And, if you hang in there long enough, you stand to earn a pension -- for most, at the tender age of 40-something. You're set, right? Not so fast, Ranger Bob. You have a good deal, but you have to keep up your end of the bargain, too, so all that goodness will continue and extend into your "old soldier" years. ...

Ringing in the New Year with Class, First-Class, that is - We appreciate what you do for our military and their families! Part of our appreciation is a free ad through our MilitaryAvenue Partner Program. To ring in the new year, and the success ahead for all of us, we would like to give you a free First Class Package (a $60 value). What does this mean? ...


Critical Care for Our Heroes – DoD Roundtable - A Flying ICU! When one of our service members is injured we take care of them! The services have an entire system of combat rescue, medevac and airevac to move the heroes to hospitals with top notch facilities and medics to care for them. We all pray that no one has to be placed into this responsive system but knowing it is there and saving lives is reassuring. ...


A Breastfeeding Journey - WE did it! By "We" I mean BabyBoy *L* and me! In just a few weeks he will be six-months old and aside from a few sips of formula (promptly spit out on his part) he has been exclusively breastfed.Can I tell you how much I have enjoyed this journey?! (Thanks, then I will.) I tried with my other two. *E* my first born was a colicky-mess... or maybe it was just me that was a mess? ...


Boston Celtics to Host Members of the United States Armed Services for the 4th Annual Seats for Soldiers Night - The Boston Celtics will again host members of the United States Armed Services and their families for the home game on Friday, January 14 against the Charlotte Bobcats as part of the fourth annual Seats for Soldiers program, presented by OmniPresence and the Army National Guard of Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire. Seats for Soldiers gives Celtics fans the opportunity to donate their tickets...


MilitaryAvenue.com Special: PCS Central - We all know how hard it is to pick up the family and move them to a new duty station! We have a wide variety of resources for you here on MilitaryAvenue.com. Here is a directory of articles & MilitaryAvenue.com categories offering military discounts related to PCSing. This is just a small selection of what MilitaryAvenue.com has to offer you. ...


Afghan, Coalition Forces Kill, Detain Insurgents - Afghan and coalition killed at least 15 insurgents and detained numerous others today in operations throughout southern and eastern Afghanistan, military officials reported. Afghan and coalition troops observed the movement of several armed insurgents in Helmand province’s Marja district. Troops engaged the insurgents with small-arms fire, wounding one, and continued their patrol. The troops later came into enemy contact again and were attacked. ...


Words of Affirmation - A simple Facebook status. One of those 'Repost this if you agree...' because clearly if you don't repost it, you must not agree'...! I really don't like these because usually it is a matter of actions speaking louder than words but I digress. This one just got me to thinking ...

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