Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2016’


US Court of Appeals to Hear Veterans Case

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ordered oral argument in the Helman v. Department of Veterans Affairs case — in which the constitutionality of the Veterans Accountability, Choice, and Access Act will be defended — this upcoming Monday, December 5, at 10:00 A.M.  NAUS and a number of other VSOs got involved in this case as …

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AAFES Debuts “Disney at the Exchange”

A cast of characters from Disney, Marvel and Star Wars is joining forces with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service to bring a special, dedicated section to approximately 60 Exchange locations.  The standalone section, called “Disney at the Exchange,” includes dolls, action figures, role play items and clothing, as well as toys and other merchandise tied to current Walt …

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VA Online Scheduling System to go Live in January

Veterans will initially be able to schedule primary care appointments by using a new app. And in the future VA officials plan to add optometry, audiology and mental-health. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs plans in January to begin online scheduling of medical appointments nationwide. With the program, the VA will schedule primary-care appointments for more than 6 million patients through an app …

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AAFES Warns About Fraud

An individual or individuals using the “Exchange Inc.” name to handle vehicle purchases has once again been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) shoppers to believe they are purchasing a vehicle through the AAFES.  Military exchanges do not have the authority to sell vehicles or represent private sellers. Also, the …

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TRICARE Update: State of Emergency in North Carolina

The governor of North Carolina has declared a State of Emergency in several counties due to wildfires.  A list of the affected counties is available on the TRICARE website.  Emergency refill procedures are in place through Dec. 11, 2016.  To get an emergency refill, take your prescription bottle to any TRICARE retail network pharmacy.   To find a network pharmacy, call …

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