Archive for October 2011

Veterans Virtual Career Fair: Nov 14-18 and Monster have announced that they are teaming up to bring Veterans a job fair to the comfort of there own home.  The virtual career fair will plug you into an environment where you leverage the Internet to power up your job search.  A few simple steps will allow you to meet and greet military-friendly employers, apply for jobs, and even land and interview.  What a great idea!  Please click the link below to register for this exclusive one-time event.

Veterans Virtual Career Fair Registration





New Rules for Pets Entering UK

Hope this helps my fellow military families that are transfered to the UK and have four legged kids.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is updating rules for pets entering the U.K., making it a much shorter process for pets. While microchipping and rabies vaccinations will still be required in addition to a pet passport or official health certificate signed by a veterinarian, the waiting period when bringing pets from the states will be cut to 21 days after the rabies vaccination — none of which is in quarantine, which will allow the pets to stay at home with their owners. The new rules will apply for pets coming to the U.K. from European Union and approved non-EU countries and territories, including the mainland U.S. For more information visit:










The Yellow Ribbon Program

This is a great resource for anyone out there that qualifies for the Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008.  It is called the Yellow Ribbon Program.  Please read and click the link below for more information.

The Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program (Yellow Ribbon Program) is a provision of the Post 9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2008.  The program is designed to help students avoid up to 100 percent of their out-of-pocket tuition and fees associated with education programs that may exceed the Post 9/11 GI Bill tuition benefit, which will only pay up to the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition.

If you are attending a private college, graduate school or attending in a non-resident status and that school is a Yellow Ribbon participating school, additional funds may be available for your education program without an additional charge to your entitlement. Like the other Post 9/11 GI Bill programs, Yellow Ribbon benefits are payable for training pursued on or after August 1, 2009.  No payments can be made under this program for training pursued before that date.

To qualify to receive the Yellow Ribbon benefits you must meet the following criteria:

  • Served an aggregate period of active duty after September 10, 2001, of at least 36 months;
  • Were honorably discharged from active duty for a service connected disability and they served 30 continuous days after September 10, 2001;
  • Are a dependent eligible for Transfer of Entitlement under the Post-9/11 GI Bill based on a veteran’s service under the eligibility criteria listed above.

Students may search for VA GI Bill approved programs HERE.  Students may also search for institutions that have participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program.

More program details:

The Yellow Ribbon program allows institutions of higher learning (degree granting colleges and universities) in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate.  Participating schools can waive up to 50% of those expenses and VA will match the same amount as the institution.

The Institution of Higher Learning (College or University) must agree to:

  • Provide contributions to eligible individuals who apply for the Yellow Ribbon Program on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of the rate at which the individual is pursuing training in any given academic year;
  • Provide contributions during the current academic year and all subsequent academic years in which the student maintains satisfactory progress, conduct, and attendance;
  • Make contributions toward the program on behalf of the individual in the form of a waiver;
  • Choose the percentage that will be waived and waive the same percentage (up to 50%) of established charges that exceed the in-State maximum for each student eligible; State the maximum number of individuals for whom contributions will be made in any given academic year.

Your Yeoman in the Clipper – The Virginian-Pilot

Coverage of Your Yeoman in the Chesapeake Clipper, part of The Virginian-Pilot. Read More→

Express Mail to Slow Down to APO/FPO and DPO Destinations

In our efforts to get as much information out to our deployed service members and their families we found some helpful information on Express Mail to APO/FPO and DPO destinations.  Effective October 3, 2011, the US Postal Service has revised mailing standards for Express Mail Military Service items mailed from the Unites States to APO/FPO and DPO destinations for delivery.  USPS, in conjunction with the Military Postal Service Agency, is revising the service commitment from a universal two to three days standard to a three to five business day standard depending on the origin and destination.  For more information, email the Military Postal service at: or visit the Military Postal Service Agency website.




Giving Back to Deployed Service Members

Your Yeoman is coming up with more and more ways to give back to its deployed service members and their families around the world, and will start its monthly giveaways on October 15!  We will be drawing from our package member base on the 1st and 15th of each month.  Your Yeoman will be awarding a dozen roses on the 1st of each month and then a $15 iTunes card on the 15th.  The iTunes card will be sent directly to the deployed service member and the roses will be sent to the person the deployed service member has chosen.  So do not forget to purchase a package before your next deployment to take advantage of all the help, giveaways and savings Your Yeoman has to offer.