DFAS Debt and Claims Management Center

The Department of Defense’s Debt and Claims Management Center collects or settles debts owed to the military by former military members, civilian DoD employees, and certain others. Debts in collections can harm your credit score and make it difficult to get loans or other services. If you receive a debt notification and disagree with it, … Read more

The Difference Between Assault and Harassment

Assault and harassment are both terms used to describe inappropriate behavior, but they have distinct legal definitions and implications. It’s important to remember that the legal definitions of assault and harassment can vary depending on jurisdiction and local laws. If you believe you are a victim of assault or harassment, it’s advisable to consult with … Read more

Should I Join the Military?

Should I Join the Military

The military offers many benefits to those who choose to enlist. However, it is important to understand what you are getting into before making such a major decision. You should read your contract carefully and have someone else review it as well. Depending on your branch of service, you may be exposed to dangerous situations … Read more

Common Access Card

Common Access Card

The Common Access Card (CAC) is a smart card issued by the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to uniformed service members, civilian employees, and eligible contractors. The CAC serves as a form of identification and enables access to various DoD facilities, computer networks, and systems. It contains embedded data and cryptographic keys that enhance … Read more

MilitaryOneSource

MilitaryOneSource

Military OneSource is a Department of Defense program that offers resources and different forms of support to active duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members and their families. The program is available worldwide and free to use. It provides non-medical counseling and support on a range of issues, including deployments, reunions, finances, spouse employment, and … Read more

DPS Army

DPS Army

DPS Army is a military abbreviation for “Department of Defense Personal Property.” It is the name of the system that allows service members and their families to create shipment applications. This includes household goods shipments, retirement, Non-Temp storage, and more. The DPS site also provides helpful how-to guides to assist users with the application process. … Read more

Military Spouse Employment Partnership

Military Spouse Employment Partnership

Military spouses face many challenges when it comes to finding and keeping a job, including frequent relocations. The Department of Defense has several programs designed to help military spouses find jobs and maintain careers, including the MSEP career portal. Military spouses are well-educated and highly qualified for a variety of jobs, yet they face higher … Read more

Military Retirement Calculator

Military Retirement Calculator

You probably have questions about your retirement if you are in the military. Military Retirement Calculator helps you understand the formulas involved and how much your retirement amount will be based on your rank and years of service. A military retirement calculator is an online tool that helps service members estimate their retirement pay based on rank, … Read more

Sign and Submit Evaluation to HQDA

Sign and Submit Evaluation to HQDA

Whether you are an ink-signed NCOER or an AER, you must ensure that the evaluation you submit to HQDA includes the full SSN of the person you are evaluating. This provides credibility during the evaluation process and enables you to confirm that the rated Soldier has received the evaluation report. Ink-signed OERs/NCOERs/AERs must include the … Read more

How to Use the Unlock Rater Profile Process

How to Use the Unlock Rater Profile Process

Using a Rater Profile Process is very important because it will enable you to ensure that the Ratings you are sending out are accurate. The reason why it is important is that if you don’t, your employees will end up getting a poor rating. In addition, you will be able to monitor the ratings your … Read more