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Corps, Conservancy restore Camp Creek
The Zumwalt Prairie is almost restored thanks to a project conducted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Walla Walla District and the Nature Conserva...
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Kansas City District assists post after tornado
"The sky was dark and rain was pounding so hard on my windshield that we had to pull off the road for a bit and wait. As soon as we got onto post, the...
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Smart phone technology helps families in disasters
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and FEMA are introducing a computer-based program and smart phone assessment tool to get families back home quicker a...
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Finances
MyFreeTaxes

MyFreeTaxesVeterans and active duty military can join millions of their fellow Americans and save money at tax time. MyFreeTaxes provides free federal and state tax preparation and filing assistance both online and in person for qualified individuals and families earning $58,000 or less. MyFreeTaxes.com is the only free online tax preparation and filing service available in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., allowing users to file both a federal and state return no matter where they live. Learn more at myfreetaxes.com/ArmyOneSource.

These cities have an IRS certified tax coach onsite in a Veterans organization to assist Service members, Veterans and their Family members with preparing their own taxes through MyFreeTaxes.

  • Washington DC – VA Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Dallas, TX – Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Atlanta, GA – Ft. McPherson Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Nashville, TN - Operation Stand Down
  • Detroit, MI – VA Hospital & Veterans Community Resource & Referral Center
  • Jacksonville, FL – City of Jax Department of Military Affairs & Veterans Services
  • Chicago, IL – Workforce Centers promoting through Veterans staff
  • Los Angeles, CA – Workforce Centers promoting through Veterans staff

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By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 – A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said.

President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech yesterday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno, Nev.

"I applaud the leadership of President Obama to bring together government agencies around the goal of enhancing career opportunities for service members," Panetta said in a statement. "Our personnel have developed extraordinary technical expertise and world-class leadership skills that are in high demand. Transition GPS will help military members apply their experience to additional training, formal education, and develop successful civilian careers."

Transition GPS is the first major overhaul of the military’s Transition Assistance Program in nearly 20 years, White House officials said. TAP was developed by an interagency team from the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Labor, Education and Homeland Security, as along with the Office of Personnel and Management and the Small Business Administration.

Military Saves

Be a Military Saver

"I've got plenty of savings, and I never worry about money."

Help our military families and our nation say that and mean it. Join the Military Saves campaign today, and invite your entire organization to become a saving community. Visit www.militarysaves.org.

If you’re part of a military organization, ask your commander to commit to the campaign. It’s part of the DoD Financial Readiness Campaign, and is an official program authorized by the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp, National Guard, and Coast Guard are all partners in the campaign. It’s as simple as promoting saving – for emergencies, for purchases, for debt reduction, for home ownership, for education, for retirement – to the men and women in your organization, and to their families. Your defense credit union and military bank will help you by offering incentives and support for special events, and your Family Programs office can provide classes, workshop, counseling, and other financial literacy services that your people will want once they commit to building wealth.

If you’re a corporate representative or contractor, support the campaign within the military organizations you’re connected to, and bring the campaign to your company. Military Saves is part of the America Saves campaign, and we are committed to helping all organizations encourage saving among their employees, members and customers. Your human resources, marketing, and other executive staff will be interested in the simple system we suggest for campaign participation, and in the customizable resources available for your campaign partnership.

Go to www.militarysaves.org. today, and click on the “Resources” tab. If you have questions or want individual consultation, call or email us. Welcome to the campaign for a financially free America!



By Lisa Daniel
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2012 – A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said.

President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech yesterday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno, Nev.

"I applaud the leadership of President Obama to bring together government agencies around the goal of enhancing career opportunities for service members," Panetta said in a statement. "Our personnel have developed extraordinary technical expertise and world-class leadership skills that are in high demand. Transition GPS will help military members apply their experience to additional training, formal education, and develop successful civilian careers."

Transition GPS is the first major overhaul of the military’s Transition Assistance Program in nearly 20 years, White House officials said. TAP was developed by an interagency team from the departments of Defense, Veterans Affairs, Labor, Education and Homeland Security, as along with the Office of Personnel and Management and the Small Business Administration.

Recent military veterans will have top priority for jobs under a federal program to put more police officers on patrol on America's streets

Under the Justice Department's COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services) program, 629 of the 800 police jobs funded for the next three years – all the newly hired officers – must go to veterans who served at least 180 days' active duty since 9/11. This is the first time the 18-year-old COPS program has required cities and counties seeking grants to hire veterans exclusively.

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