Three Creeks Media bought The Military Guide. You can read the text of the press release at the end of this post. Here’s more information behind the sale of two top military financial-independence blogs. For the last few years, The Military Guide blog has been owned & operated by my friend Ryan Guina. We’ve known each other … [Read more...] about Under New Management: Again!
Check your 2021 TSP contributions now! I’ve heard from three different servicemembers that the Defense Finance and Accounting Service and the Thrift Savings Plan have failed to stop their TSP contributions after reaching the elective deferral limit ($19,500 in 2021). This problem is caused by a glitch in a January software change for catch-up … [Read more...] about Did DFAS And The TSP Let You Contribute Too Much?
Updated on 19 November 2016 Department of the Army Pamphlet 623-3 Evaluation Reporting System Download: DA Pam 623-3 This pamphlet prescribes the policy and tasks for the Army's Evaluation Reporting System, including Officer, Noncommissioned Officer, and academic evaluation reports focused on the assessment of performance and potential. It … [Read more...] about The New DA Pam 623-3
Effective 1 April 2016, military occupational specialties 11X, 13F, 19D, 19K, will become gender integrated. This unprecedented act will allow women to enlist into Infantry, Armor and Artillery MOSs and serve alongside their male counterparts. Infantry and armor positions will open to women April 1 in the next step of the Army's gender integration … [Read more...] about It’s Official Infantry, Armor Opens To Women: Effective 1 April
The Army Combat Engineer School sets the example, by officially opening training seats for women. Combat engineers now open to females, adding more than 20,000 additional positions open to women! In accordance with the The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA); Available Combat Arms (CA) Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) for Female … [Read more...] about 12B Combat Engineer Officially Opens To Women
The long-awaited Army Regulation 670-1, with new rules on army authorized boots, tattoos, hairstyles, grooming and uniform wear, went into effect Monday, after being unofficially leaked on Facebook. “The Army is a profession, and one of the ways our leaders and the American people measure our professionalism is by our appearance,” Sgt. Maj. of … [Read more...] about It’s Official: The 2014 Version Of AR 670-1 Goes Into Effect
Update: Will the Army Pay For Tattoo Removal The 2014 Version Of Ar 670-1 Goes Into Effect See ALARACT 082/2014 For Effective Dates Information on the US Army's highly anticipated changes to grooming and uniform regulations leaked earlier today, just days prior to the official release. Army Secretary John McHugh approved the … [Read more...] about New AR 670-1: Army Grooming & Appearance Regulation Leaked Online
Last week we received notification about changes to the Army Tuition Assistance Program. Earlier today, I received notification that Special Duty Assignment Pay (SDAP) will similarly be affected: "Leaders, As the Army moves into a more resource constrained environment, we must fully evaluate each of our compensation programs by weighing total … [Read more...] about Just Announced: Special Duty Assignment Pay Changes January 2014
First, some background. As a newbie niche personal-finance blogger I've learned a lot (more) about the seamy financial side of the blogosphere. A whole cottage industry is swapping links and posts for SEO & money, and it's going corporate. I've been surprised to learn how many bloggers have literally sold out to companies that … [Read more...] about Infographic on Drawing Down the Troops from Iraq