The National Defense Authorization Act is the legal basis for funding the Department of Defense. It specifies a budget for the entire DoD, authorizes pay raises and acquisition programs, and much more. Everyone in uniform is affected by the NDAA, as well as their immediate families. Each year, the NDAA must be passed by the… Read more »
This generation of veterans and servicemembers have access to the best benefits of any era in history. From the VA Home Loan program, to the GI Bill you can save you money, enhance your career opportunities and even change your life. Don’t miss out on any of the benefits you have earned.
TRICARE has released its fee structure for 2023, which includes increases for certain services and options beginning on 1 January in the new year. Fee increases affect some TRICARE enrollees differently than others. You will need to know the increases for your specific demographic and/or selected TRICARE plan as they may be different from other… Read more »
Fall is TRICARE Open Season; this is the time when military families can make changes to their TRICARE coverage without requiring a major life event, such as a birth or death in the family.
As of September 2022, nearly half a million military members had gotten sick with COVID-19. And when that many people get sick with the same thing–especially in the military–many of them could have lingering effects that others don’t experience. Where coronavirus goes, there’s a problem called “long COVID”, which may aggravate other medical issues or create… Read more »
When you prepare to retire or separate from military service, you are given a checklist of things to accomplish ahead of your final out-processing appointments. One of those is starting the claims process with the Department of Veterans Affairs for any service-connected medical issues for which you might be entitled to VA compensation. But some… Read more »
Changes in marital status, family size, and other factors are common, but when veterans need to add or remove someone from their VA benefits, there is a specific procedure that must be followed. Adding a new child, a new spouse or a parent who has come to depend on you financially to your military benefits… Read more »
Good news is coming for members of the military, veterans, and anyone who shops at the Commissary! By the middle of October, most Commissaries will have added an extra savings of 3-5%. Learn more.