Blended Retirement System: -
Service members will be able to choose their retirement plans starting Jan. 1, 2018.
The Blended Retirement System -
Time to make a decision
Here are a few things to keep in mind for the upcoming implementation of the new Blended Retirement System.
Before You Buy -
Tips to Save You from Buying a Broken Car
Want to avoid getting stuck with a broken car and an expensive loan? We sat down with Dwain Alexander, senior supervisory attorney at the mid-Atlantic regional Legal Service Office, and he shared some tips and tricks to help you in your car buying experience.
Retirement Comparison Calculator Officially Released -
The Navy announced Tuesday in NAVADMIN 133/17, the official release of the DoD Blended Retirement System (BRS) Comparison Calculator on the Military Compensation BRS web page, and reminded Sailors to take the mandatory BRS Opt-In course on Navy eLearning.
Alleviating Tax Season Woes -
VITA program is here to help
Tax season can be a hectic time of year, and reading, not to mention understanding, all the different forms can be confusing. Many people will simply drop their paperwork on a professional's desk and pay a pile of cash to get the job done as quickly and painlessly as possible.
Blended Retirement System -
7 things to know
The Navy released NAVADMIN 020/17 announcing the release and availability of the Blended Retirement System (BRS) Opt-In course.
Where's My Tax Refund? -
New changes for 2017
Some early filers may not receive their refund until after Feb. 15.
More Information On The Blended Retirement System -
Will you opt-in?
The Navy just released information on the transition to the Blended Retirement System (BRS) and training requirements.
5 Things You Need to Know: -
Gov't. Travel Card and Do's and Don'ts
You've just arrived at your new command and part of your duties will be traveling around the globe supporting the Navy's mission.
Blended Retirement -
Breaking down options
For anyone who has ever served 16 years in the military and left without a retirement plan, the new blended retirement option being offered to Sailors beginning Jan. 1, 2017 would have been a huge help.
You Down With TSP? -
Savings plan provides investment options for Sailors
In early 2001, while stationed onboard the USS Emory S. Land, a representative came onboard talking about the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
Military Couple Assignment Policy -
5 things you need to know
In an effort to improve support for dual military families, Navy Personnel Command updated the current collocation policy. These changes are reflected in the new MILPERSMAN 1300-1000, which was released on March 12.
Corpsman to Doctor -
One man's journey from enlisted to officer
It started with a television commercial in 1999 that had a simple slogan: "Let the journey begin."
2016 Military Pay -
1.3 percent raise for all Sailors
The 2016 military pay charts have been released. The 2016 National Defense Authorization Act gave Sailors a 1.3 percent pay increase. Check out the PDF and calculator below.
Preventing Identity Theft - 5 Things you need to know -
Protect your financial future
The recent breach of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) personnel record systems potentially impacts 4 million federal employees and has been in the news this week. OPM is notifying the people who may have had their information compromised through June 19.
Awarded Anchors -
2014 Sailors of the Year
The Navy's 2014 Sailors of the Year (SOY) were meritoriously advanced to chief petty officer during a ceremony held at the Navy Memorial, May 14.
How to Calculate Reserve Retirement -
Career Counselor's Corner
What transitioning Sailors need to know about reserve retirement benefits. Let's get to the points.
6 Things to Know About 2015 Selective Reenlistment Bonus -
Stay Navy and get up to $100K
The Selective Reenlistment Bonus plan has been updated. Here are six things Sailors should know about the new plan.
Chip and Pin -
New security measures for government travel card
Dear Insert Name Here,
New security measures are being implemented to your government travel card that will help prevent fraud, and this and that and blah, blah, blah........
Secondary Dependents -
Does your parent, sibling or unmarried child qualify?
Petty Officer Lori Bent had a problem. As a single mother with a 5-year-old daughter, her Navy schedule was starting to take its toll. Stationed aboard the USS Carl Vinson with its fluctuating deployment schedule and its numerous readiness exercises, she was becoming dependent on her best friend.
Privatized Base Housing Opens Up More Options -
Location, Location, Location
Most military members will transfer a number of times throughout their careers, each transfer coming with its own share of stress and uncertainty.
2015 Military Pay Charts -
1% pay raise starts
The 2015 Military Pay Charts have been released and reflect the one percent pay raise from the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act that President Barack Obama signed into law Dec. 19. The raise for all pay grades O-6 and below took effect January 1, 2015. Pay is frozen for pay grades O-7 through O-10 at 2014 levels.
Budget for the Holidays -
Don't break the bank this holiday season
Black Friday. The name alone sounds ominous. It seems the department store Christmas decorations come out a little earlier each year. (Some snowflakes and reindeers were even visible before Halloween this time.)
Do You Know Your Credit Score? -
Breaking down the facts behind the numbers
Credit score. It's a number that can be as haunting as it is helpful to know, and whether you know it or not, it can determine the course of your financial destiny.
Safeguarding Our Loved Ones -
Ombudsmen serve as a critical link between commands and families
The word "Ombudsman" originated in Scandinavian countries and referred to safeguarding the rights of citizens. Now the word Ombudsman refers to a person who safeguards the rights of Navy families who rely on communication from commands to stay informed and flexible.
Moving Overseas Just Got a Little Easier -
Navy families get more lead time on overseas screening with a letter of intent
Life just got easier for Navy families going overseas with their Sailor with the release of a Navy message Sept. 3.
Changes Coming to TA -
5 Things you need to know about FY-15 Tuition Assistance Policy
A Place to Call Home -
One Sailor's lessons learned
Sharing the Benefit -
How to Transfer Your Post-9/11 GI Bill
Serve 36 months in the Navy, and get 36 months of education benefits: in-state tuition, housing stipend, books- the whole shebang.
Three Things Sailors Need to Know About SRBs -
The Navy announces updates to Selective Reenlistment Bonuses
14 Ways to Cut Back on Spending in 2014 -
Savvy Ways to Save
Career Sea Pay Increases -
5 Things to Know & the New Sea Pay Tables
Many Sailors and Marines receiving sea pay will see an extra bump in their bank account each month due to an increase in career sea pay and career sea pay premium (CSP-P), approved, March 4, by the Secretary of the Navy.
10 Things to Know Before You PCS -
Use These Tips During Your Next Move
Getting ready to PCS?
SCRA Reconsidered -
How SCRA Really Works
Last week, All Hands featured an article titled "Show Me the Money; SCRA is Saving Sailors Thousands of Dollars.
Five Things You Need to Know: Tax Season -
Follow These Tips to Help Successfully Navigate Tax Season
Tax time can be a stressful and confusing time. With credits, deductions, itemizing, returns and a federal tax code spanning more than 70 thousand pages, it can be a daunting task for any Sailor to navigate. Follow these helpful hints to ensure your tax season goes smoothly.
Tuition Assistance Made Easy -
Top 5 things you need to know about filing for TA
A Benefit of Service -
How Sailors Can Take Advantage of TSA's PreCheck Program
In an effort to thank Sailors and other service members for their service to the nation, the Transportation Security Administration announced free enrollment in its PreCheck expedited screening program for air travel in the U.S. starting on or after Dec. 20.
The Affordable Care Act -
Five Things Sailors Should Know About the New Law
The Affordable Care Act has created quite a stir across the country. Also known as Obamacare, the new law aims to make medical care more accessible to all Americans. Here are five things that Sailors should know about the new law.
What You Need To Know -
How the Shutdown Affects Sailors
Editor's Note: This page will be updated as All Hands Magazine receives more information. Please check back often for the latest on how the government shutdown is affecting Sailors, their families, and military installations around the world.
Have Questions About Your Career? -
Navy Personnel Command offers a one-stop shop for Sailors who need answers.
The Navy Personnel Command (NPC) customer service center (CSC) is dedicated to providing information and support to Sailors and their families around the world. The CSC can answer a wide variety of career-related questions such as Navy programs and policies, pay and benefits, selection board questions, and service member locations.
Tuition Assistance, Furloughs, and Platforms -
What the Navy's Budget Means to You
With sequestration and the continuing resolution affecting the budget, the Navy is enduring some rough financial seas. Regardless of the decisions that Navy leadership have made, programs like Tuition Assistance, Sailor's pay, and Permanent Change of Station moves have remained unaffected.
Your PCS -
PCS Moves Not Affected by Budget Environment
Dollars and Sense -
The Department of the Navy submitted its FY2014 budget
The Navy unveiled its piece of the 2014 Presidential budget April 10. This graphic is a snapshot of the anticipated costs in these priority areas. This is important to Sailors because how the Navy chooses to spend taxpayer dollars is the Navy Sailors are serving in today and tomorrow.
Show Me the Money -
Navy Adjusts SRB Levels
Sequestration is Here -
Assistant SECNAV and MCPON Talk About the Impact
The following is a conversation All Hands Magazine had with Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan Garcia about the effects of sequestration now that it is here.