Helping Veteran Mental Health and Reducing Suicide

Trump OKs 2 Laws Aimed at Helping Veteran Mental Health and Reducing Suicide Patricia Kime September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. (U.S. Air Force photo/Christine Groening) President Donald Trump on Saturday signed two major pieces of legislation to address the problem of suicide, including bills designating “988” as the three-digit phone number for the […]

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You May Be Eligible for a Free iPad from the VA

https://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/2020/09/16/you-may-be-eligible-free-ipad-va.html?ESRC=mr_200921.nl You May Be Eligible for a Free iPad from the VA **Have to be in VA healthcare and don’t have internet or a video device** Jim Absher The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced a new collaboration with Apple to increase veterans’ access to virtual care benefits by providing free iPads to some vets. The VA […]

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New ID cards being issued for military family members, retirees

New ID cards being issued for military family members, retirees By David Vergun, Defense.govAugust 26, 2020 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn Share via Email WASHINGTON — The Defense Department began issuing Next Generation Uniformed Services Identification Cards on July 31, 2020, the first time since 1993 that changes […]

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IMPOSSIBLE – THE ARMY GETS EVEN EASIER ON ITS RECRUITS

Yes…i posted this…I am Navy…but the Army…sheesh… https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/09/18/no-more-drill-sergeant-shark-attack-army-moves-toward-kinder-basic-training-start.html?ESRC=mr_200921.nl No More Drill Sergeant ‘Shark Attack’: Army Moves Toward Kinder Basic Training Start Matthew Cox A drill sergeant watches over Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, February 13, 2020. (U.S. Army) The U.S. Army has replaced the chaotic reception recruits entering basic training have long received from shouting drill […]

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VA Partially Suspends Debt Collections on Veterans Through End of Year

https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/07/14/va-partially-suspends-debt-collections-veterans-through-end-of-year.html?ESRC=mr_200720.nl VA Partially Suspends Debt Collections on Veterans Through End of Year Richard Sisk In this June 21, 2013, file photo, the seal affixed to the front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the partial suspension of debt collections against veterans through the end […]

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Congress to finally consider adding four conditions to Agent Orange list

https://www.stripes.com/congress-to-finally-consider-adding-four-conditions-to-agent-orange-list-1.637928?utm_medium=email&utm_source=Stars+and+Stripes+Emails&utm_campaign=Military+History Congress to finally consider adding four conditions to Agent Orange list WASHINGTON – A measure to fast-track benefits to thousands of Vietnam War veterans was added to the annual defense budget this month, giving it an audience with Congress after years of effort. The measure would approve benefits for Vietnam War veterans suffering form […]

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FACE COVERING REQTS FOR EXCHANGE & COMMISSARY BY SERVICE

Attention Military Retirees, Annuitants and Former Spouses – Commissaries are requiring customers to wear some form of face coverings to enter the building.  This policy falls in-line with the 5 April 2020 DoD guidance mandating all individuals on DoD property, installations, and facilities to wear face coverings when they cannot maintain 6 feet of social […]

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