Commissary Card Now Up for Android

If you're an Android platform user you're now in the money, or at least the mobile coupons, with the commissary. Eight months after the original launch of their rewards card app for iPhone, an app for … [Read more...]


Caregivers of Vets Deserve These Proposed Perks

If you’re a caregiver of a veteran wounded before 9/11 you receive no stipend from the Veteran Affairs administration (VA), no health care and no mental health help. And if you receive the Defense … [Read more...]


Money Nightmare: Commissary Changes and You

There seems to be three types of military grocery shoppers out there -- those who are certain the commissary saves them money, those who think it's a wash, and those who find they save more by staying … [Read more...]


Newsflash: Marines Don’t Care a Lick About Pay

Marines don't care about their pay. And receiving less will make them better. That's what the Marine Corps' top enlisted official, Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Micheal Barrett told Congress April … [Read more...]


She Had No Idea He Turned Down SGLI

Like so many of our service members, Lt. Cmdr. Landon Jones thought he was invincible. He was also the saver in his military home, squirreling away money for the future any way he could. Which is … [Read more...]


Why Increased Base Security Is a Mistake

If you think the most recent mass shooting on Fort Hood means that we really ought to tighten up physical security on military bases, I'm betting you haven't spent much time on one lately. With … [Read more...]


Are We Numb to Mass Shootings?

When they come home from war, we expect them to be safe. They expect to be safe. When I work homecoming retreats, so often soldiers and sailors and Marines and airmen tell me that their feeling at … [Read more...]


Poll: Combine the Commissary and Exchange?

The CEO of Army and Air Force Exchange (AAFES) has officially proposed combining with the commissary in an effort to save them from the higher prices and potential closings under a new potential … [Read more...]


Ban Tobacco and I’ll Still Mail It

Urged on by members of the Senate, Defense Secretary Hagel is busy mulling over whether the military should quit selling tobacco products in Exchanges or on ships. His reasoning? No one thinks … [Read more...]


Salad Shake-Up at Commissaries in Europe

If you are stationed north of the Alps in Europe you're about to see some changes in the produce section that could change prices and increase freshness. A few weeks ago we reported that the … [Read more...]


Military Brats Gone Wild

No military parent wants to see their kid on CNN with the caption, “Porn to pay tuition.” If your military kid is going to be famous, you might hope it is because they are someone like … [Read more...]


Will Higher OCONUS Produce Prices Hurt You?

Starting in early September service members and their families stationed in Japan, Korea and Guam could see produce prices on base double. But does it matter? Do people even like the produce at … [Read more...]


Top Official: Don’t Just Be Worried – Be Informed

Yours isn’t the only military family who would be impacted by budget cuts. The Army’s top enlisted couple is right there with you. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler and his wife, Jean, … [Read more...]


Everything You Need to Know About the New Budget Cuts

You've probably heard that if the Defense Department has its way, there are big changes coming to how much you pay for Tricare, how much you get paid for Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), next year's … [Read more...]


Active Duty Military Food Stamp Use: Not So High

You probably read recently that the number of people using food stamps at the commissary went up in fiscal 2013. But we missed the boat with two things in that story. First, the data we looked at … [Read more...]


Commissary Shuts Down Extreme Couponing ‘Abuse’

In a move to "protect the commissary benefit," commissary officials this week announced they are once again putting the kibosh on a system that has allowed extreme couponers to get major cash payouts. … [Read more...]


Praise the Lord and Roll-Up Those Sleeves, Marines

I'm going to be honest, and I hope you don't tell my husband: I have a thing for Marines -- or, rather, their biceps. Which is why I am so happy to tell you that rolled sleeves are coming … [Read more...]


Still Giving to NASCAR But Lowering Our Pay

Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins the Daytona 500 in the National Guard sponsored car. People jam recruiting offices to enlist citing his car as their inspiration. But a mass exodus takes place when Hagel and … [Read more...]