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NLSO Northwest Realigned but Legal Services in Northwest Continue

By LT Eileen Joy, Defense Service Office, West, Detachment Bremerton On October 1, 2012, the Judge Advocate General’s Corps reorganized Naval Legal Service Command (NLSC) to meet the Navy’s evolving demands for expeditionary legal services support while continuing to provide … Continue reading

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PHISHING SCAM TARGETS DISABLED VETS

Consumer Alert – June 2012 By: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Taxpayers should be on the lookout for a new, email-based phishing scam now circulating that targets Department of Defense military members, retirees and civilian employees. The email appears to come … Continue reading

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FREE SUMMER FUN FOR MILITARY FAMILIES

Service Members, Families, Get Free Pass to National Parks (http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116342)  By Lisa Daniel American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 – Service members and their families will be able to enter all of America’s national parks free of charge … Continue reading

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Avoiding HAMP Mortgage Modification Scams; Resources for Servicemembers

By:The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury  Armed Services Mortgage Fraud Alert FRAUD ALERT: Mortgage modification fraud schemes targeting struggling … Continue reading

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AVOID MORTGAGE MODIFICATION SCAMS

SIGTARP, CFPB, AND TREASURY ISSUE A FRAUD ALERT TO THE ARMED SERVICES COMMUNITY TO COMBAT HAMP MORTGAGE MODIFICATION SCAMS By:The Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and … Continue reading

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Beware – scam emails that appear to be sent by DFAS employees!

By: Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) There are emails being sent to individuals, including military members, military retirees, and civilian employees, which appear to be sent by a DFAS employee.  Although the email appears to come from a DFAS … Continue reading

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Which military-related tax deductions you can take? Do you qualify for a filing extension because of a deployment or overseas service? The IRS website may have the answers you’re looking for . . .

10 Tips to Ease Tax Time for Military By: Internal Revenue Service, IRS Summertime Tax Tip 2011-07,  July 20, 2011, http://www.irs.gov Military personnel have some unique duties, expenses and transitions. Some special tax benefits may apply when moving to a … Continue reading

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