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Sorting out benefit transfers, GI Bill eligibility

Hello Military Community,

This week I would like to highlight some of the emails that I have received in the event it may answer...

Commissary savings events kick off this fall

FORT LEE, Va – October is the unofficial start of the holiday season for commissary customers who’ll be seeing store promotions, giveaways and...

TRICARE to launch Philippine demonstration in 2013

Starting Jan. 1, 2013 TRICARE is launching a demonstration project in designated areas of the Philippines to provide beneficiaries access to high-...

Medal of Honor recipient Kenneth Stumpf, center, bows his head in prayer along with other spectators at the National Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu on Oct. 3, 2012. Stumpf and 51 other Medal of Honor recipients -- more than anyone present could remember gathering in one place -- honored past medal recipients buried at the cemetery with a stone memorial dedication. Erik Slavin/Stars and Stripes

Nation's heroes gather to remember fallen comrades

HONOLULU — Fifty-two of America’s Medal of Honor recipients gathered at the National Cemetery of the Pacific to memorialize their fallen comrades...

Air Force lodging rates increase

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas- After four years without a rate increase, Air Force lodging rates went up Oct. 1.

The increase is...

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Declan Barnes/Released

SECDEF Releases Voting Guidance

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of Defense Leon M. Panetta released the following message Oct. 5.

"On November 6th, Americans will have...

Mobile Devices Bring Sesame Street’s Message of Resilience

Lynn Chwatsky has been overseeing the Sesame Workshop’s initiatives with military families since 2006.

When we think about the challenges...

Marine Corps Installations Pacific Command reaches full operational capability

MARINE CORPS BASES JAPAN — After a year of transition during its initial operating capability period, Marine Corps Installations Pacific achieved...

Roth Contributions to Open to All Active-duty Troops

WASHINGTON – Beginning Oct. 1, 2012, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force are able to contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as...

Batter up! Take a swing at winning a $500 gift certificate

Think you know baseball?  Then take your turn at bat in the Stars and Stripes Baseball Trivia Challenge, running now through October 7th.  Test...

Family Matters Blog: Family Panel Addresses Exceptional Issues

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 – Recently I had the opportunity to serve on a Defense Department advisory panel dealing with special needs issues across...

Special Report: Don't Miss the Vote

WASHINGTON - Learn more about absentee voting options in this American Forces Press Service special report, including how to use the Federal...

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