Episode #75: Weekly News Roundup for Feb. 25

In the “DoD This Week” podcast for Feb 25: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen, along with commander of U.S. Central Command, Gen. James Mattis met with their counterparts in Oman as part of Mullen’s visit in the Middle East to reassure the U.S. commitment to regional stability there.

There have been some new changes to the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill. Those currently using their benefits on active duty will have a tiered structure applied to the amount of benefit they can receive.

The deadline for Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay has once again been extended to March 4, 2011. Eligible members or their beneficiaries may submit claims to their respective military service to receive $500 for each or partial month served in Stop Loss status.

Sailors from the USS Theodore Roosevelt held a virtual mentoring program for kids in the Hampton Roads, Va., area.

Carol Kando-Pineda from the Federal trade Commission provides a special message as part of Military Saves Week.

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