Protect Yourself From Financial Scams
July 9, 2013
While dodging financial scams seems to have become a part of life, the Department of Defense has measures to protect the military community from such circumstances. (More)
UPDATE – TRICARE West Region Referral Waiver Expires
July 2, 2013
The temporary waiver for West Region Prime enrollees to get authorizations for specialty care referred by their primary care manager (PCM) expires at midnight July 2, 2013. (More)
New Options for Communicating with your Health Care Providers
July 1, 2013
TRICARE Management Activity a component of the Military Health System, is rolling out an online application that allows patients to securely communicate with their medical staff at military treatment facilities. (More)
Support for Military Sexual Assault Victims and Family Members
June 24, 2013
The National Military Family Association advocates a zero tolerance policy on sexual assault and looks forward to a quick resolution from Congress and the Services. In the meantime, we would like to do what we can to help support victims and their families who are dealing with the aftermath of sexual assault. (More)
Senate Armed Services Committee Marks-up Defense Bill
June 18, 2013
The Senate Armed Services Committee completed its mark-up of the Fiscal Year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act on June 14. The bill now heads to the Senate floor for a final vote. The House finalized their deliberations on their version of the Defense authorization bill at the same time.
Association Supports Military Student Identifier
June 12, 2013
Our Association supports a proposed amendment to the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) which would create a national military student identifier.
Testimony Focus: Support for Special Needs Military Families
June 6, 2013
As an Association, one of our top priorities is ensuring that military families with special needs family members have access to essential services and support. We highlighted this priority in our recent testimony before Congress. (More)
Be Prepared: Hurricane Season 2013 is Coming
June 4, 2013
With hurricane season quickly approaching, and a large number of our service members stationed near the East and West coasts and the Gulf of Mexico, it is worth taking time to prepare your family and yourself, in the event that a hurricane may affect you.
Commissaries Plan to Close Mondays
June 4, 2013
On May 24, The Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) announced that commissaries will close on Mondays beginning on July 8 and probably lasting through September 30. The closures will be for up to 11 days.
DoD Furlough Strategy Announced
May 22, 2013
On May 14, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel issued a memorandum updating the Defense Department’s furlough strategy. Department of Defense (DoD) civilians will be furloughed up to 11 days beginning no later than July 8. (More)