The Air Force Aid Society is the official charity of the U.S. Air Force. Incorporated in 1942 as a private, non-profit organization, the society promotes worldwide emergency assistance, sponsoring education assistance programs, and offering a variety of base community enhancement programs.
Air Force Crossroads offers savings ideas, including special offers and discounts from retailers and links to various pages that offer financial advice.
America Supports You is a Department of Defense program that connects military service members and their families to homefront groups that provide assistance in times of need.
Created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion – annualcreditreport.com is a centralized service widely used to self-monitor consumer credit scores. Users can easily obtain one free credit report every 12 months on the site.
Part of the Defense Department’s America Supports You program, The Armed Forces Foundation offers comfort and solace to military members and their families through financial support, career counseling, housing assistance and recreational therapy programs.
This site allows military members to shop online, tax-free, at exchange stores and catalogs, and BX/PX. The site offers numerous cost savings on store items and promotions.
Army Emergency Relief provides emergency relief funds for commanding officers to provide to soldiers on an as-needed emergency basis.
The Army National Guard Family Resources page provides a variety of resources for Guard members and their families.
The Army Reserve and Warrior Assistance Center provides assistance to reservists and their families including assisting with military and veterans’ benefits and financial problems.
Commissaries.com offers a guide to savings by shopping military grocery stores. The site provides links to current sale items with pricing, promotions, tips on saving money, recipes and articles on healthy eating.
This Defense Finance and Accounting System page allows military families to manage their pay and benefits information and find pay and benefits tips and resources. By creating an account with a personal identification number, users can get various financial information such as how to protect their personal data, an explanation of veterans’ benefits, and how to read a leave-and-earnings statement.
The mission statement for VETS is to provide veterans and transitioning servicemembers with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st century workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans today.
Part of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve site shows, by state, the best employers for members of the Guard and Reserve. The site also explains laws protecting the jobs of members of the Guard and Reserve and gives tips on working with employers to balance work with military duty.
MilitaryINSTALLATIONS provides users access to organizations that give special discounts and services on military installations.
Created as part of the U.S. Department of Defense's "Financial Readiness Campaign" and published by the nonprofit InCharge® Education Foundation, Military Money® is a quarterly magazine and Web site for personal finance issues for military members. “Military Money Minute” are daily radio broadcasts heard on American Forces Radio Network and the U.S. Army’s Soldiers Radio and Television Network.
Military OneSource is a Defense Department-sponsored Web site and 24-hour toll-free call service that provides information and assistance to military members at no charge. The services cover many areas including personal finance, child care, elder care, careers and education. The service aims to provide a one-stop shop for military members and their families to order free resource materials, use financial calculators and worksheets and get referrals.
MySTATE provides users access to organizations that provide special discounts and services to members of the military community, including directories, locations of programs and services, maps and directions.
The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society offers interest-free loans, grants and other financial assistance.
This Veterans Affairs page gives benefits information specific to those returning from service in Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. The site explains additional health care, dental and other benefits with timetables for applications.
Developed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Investor Education Foundation, saveandinvest.org is a financial education program for military personnel and their families. Saveandinvest.org guides servicemembers and their families to improve their saving and investment knowledge to make sound financial decisions.
This Veterans Affairs page lists benefits available to surviving families of servicemembers who died during or after military service.
This Veterans Administration page shows benefits tables for compensation, pension, and special allowances such as those for burials, emergency retirement and disabled children, along with explanations for how to read the tables.