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How the Government Shutdown Effects Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – With the government shutdown looming, Fort Campbell officials are maneuvering to lessen the adverse impact on its Soldiers, Families and civilian workforce as much as possible.

“In matters of life, health and safety, as well as in maintaining our national security, we’re going to continue normal operations and mitigate negative impacts as best we can,” said Garrison Commander Col. David “Buck” Dellinger.

Federal government operations and programs are funded through appropriations approved by Congress and become law when signed off on by the president. That’s yet to be done for FY-14, and both Congress and the president failed to pass the spending bill by midnight, Monday September 30th.

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Col. David L. "Buck" Dellinger

Fort Campbell Garrison Commander Col. David L. “Buck” Dellinger

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches Toolkit to Help Teachers and Other Public Servants Tackle Student Debt

 

One in Four American Workers May Be Eligible For Student Debt Forgiveness

Consumer Financial Protection BureauWashington, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched a toolkit to empower school districts and other public service organizations to help their employees pay off student loan debt.  The CFPB is asking these employers to make a pledge to inform their employees of their options.

Up to a quarter of the U.S. workforce is in public service and may be eligible for existing student loan debt forgiveness programs, according to a CFPB report also released today. «Read the rest of this article»

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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau tells what you should know about Military Allotments

 

Written by Holly Petraeus

United States Consumer Financial Protection BureauWashington, D.C. – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced a public enforcement action against U.S. Bank and Dealer’s Financial Services (DFS).

At issue was the way they used the military discretionary allotment system to have servicemembers pay for cars bought through the MILES (Military Installment Loan and Education Services) Program.

It’s an important announcement because it shines a spotlight on potential problems with the use of allotments as a way to pay off consumer debt. «Read the rest of this article»

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Free Tax Help for Military Personnel and Their Families

 

Internal Revenue Service - IRSWashington, D.C. – Free tax return preparation assistance is available for eligible military members and their spouses.

The IRS and U.S. Armed Forces participate in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides free tax advice, tax preparation, return filing and other tax assistance to military members and their families. «Read the rest of this article»

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Riverside Church provides flood assistance

 

What was thought to be a slow trickle of relief volunteers and clean up crews for lunch ended up being over 500 Military personnel that were dropped off at the Riverside Church parking Lot on the South end of Riverside Drive. Church staff and volunteers kicked into high gear as they rallied meals for the workers and business owners. «Read the rest of this article»

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