Karen Jowers, Military Times

Karen Jowers

Military Times

Washington, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Karen:

Could your military commissary surcharge disappear?

But the surcharge would pop up elsewhere. → Read More

Lawmakers vow to fix DoD special needs program for military families

But this branch of service could be a role model for the others. → Read More

Military commissary spending limits are back in South Korea

The dollar limits had been lifted just four months ago. → Read More

Here’s how much you’re saving in military commissaries

All U.S. regions have commissary savings of at least 20 percent, compared to civilian stores, DeCA says, → Read More

Here’s when the DoD discount travel site will be fixed for newly eligible veterans

Some newly eligible patrons haven't been able to use the site and its discounts. → Read More

Free military tax help starts today (and check out these other helpful tax tips)

That reimbursement for spouses' professional re-licensing costs is taxable. → Read More

New Army program offers financial assistance for child care costs after a PCS move

Soldiers can get up to $500 per family, for up to three months, for child care assistance after a PCS. → Read More

Navy housing nominee ‘livid’ about housing problems

Nominee vows his first priority would be to tackle housing problems. → Read More

Feds raid military housing landlord’s office

Raid was in connection with suspected EPA violation. → Read More

Here’s what military stores are doing to get ready for 4.1 million new shoppers

Stores are ready to keep shelves stocked. → Read More

New customers encounter some glitches with military shopping benefits

More than a week into a new benefit for about 4 million more people, there are some increases in customers, but they’re also facing some problems. Adding to the challenge is that the new benefit, which started Jan. 1 for certain veterans and veteran caregivers, was launched at a time when military installations have implemented heightened security measures at their gates because of ongoing… → Read More

New for 2020: Commissary, exchanges opening up to 4 million more people

4.1 million more households will be eligible to shop at commissaries and exchanges. → Read More

Military spouses will get reimbursed up to $1,000 for professional relicensing costs

Law will double the reimbursement, help military spouses with businesses when they PCS, and address the core licensing issue. → Read More

Newest ‘Star Wars’ movie: The force will be with about 10,000 deployed troops, for free

Troops will see 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' for free. → Read More

Here’s what’s happening to your military housing allowance in 2020

Housing allowances are increasing, on average, across the board. → Read More

How this $121 million may jump-start fixes to military child care needs

Funding could help increase child care spaces. → Read More

‘It changed my life’: These nonprofits are honored for making a difference in the military community

Overall Newman's Own winner inspires students to create one-of-a-kind devices to help veterans. → Read More

Here’s when your military 2019 tax statement will be ready

The first W-2s will be ready online by Jan. 7. → Read More

Mold, vermin in military housing: Companies aren’t off the hook, lawmakers say

Lawmakers want more progress in getting rid of mold, vermin in military housing → Read More

Service chiefs grilled over efforts to fix mold, vermin and other military housing woes

'When is enough enough?' senators ask the service secretaries, about the family housing problems → Read More