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Military Divorce

Military Divorce

A service member’s military retired pay can be a valuable asset in a divorce, legal separation or dissolution of marriage.  In 1982 Congress passed the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act, which allows state courts to treat disposable retired pay either as property solely of the member, or as property of the member and his spouse in accordance with the …

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Sailors Can Apply for Med School Prep

The Navy is seeking five enlisted sailors for its 2017 enlisted to medical degree preparatory program (EMDP2) cohort at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USUHS) beginning September 2016. EMDP2 is a two-year program for academically-promising enlisted service members to complete preparatory coursework making them competitive medical school applicants.  The application deadline is November 1 and the selection …

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New National Army Museum

The ceremony and groundbreaking of the new National Army Museum was recently held at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.  The museum, located south of Washington, D.C., will be free-of-charge to visitors, and is expected to open in 2019. Plans for the 185,000-square-foot facility include more than 15,000 pieces of art, 30,000 artifacts, documents and images.  In the museum, Army weapons, uniforms, equipment, …

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House Passes Veteran Friendly Bills

H.R. 5392, the No Veterans Crisis Line Call Should Go Unanswered Act, was developed in response to inspector general and media reports that VA crisis line calls were going to voice mail because of mismanagement and lazy employees.  It would require VA to develop a plan to ensure that each telephone call and text message is answered in a timely …

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VA Announces Caregiver Support Program Expansion

The (VA) announced several new and expanded partnerships to support the VA Caregiver Support Program. The VA Caregiver Support Program supports the-often unsung heroes of wounded or ill veterans – the ones who take care of them. The following partnerships were announced: Amazon: Together with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, Amazon has curated a bookshelf of titles recommended by experts and …

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Navy Scrambles to Repay MWR Childcare Overcharges

A Navy computer glitch September 24 resulted in $5.5 million in duplicate charges and overdraft fees to customers who used Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation or child care services in the Pacific and at one stateside base between January and June of this year. The problem, caused during a software update at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington, Tennessee, impacted …

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White House

President Signs CR into Law

On Thursday, President Barack Obama signed into law a continuing resolution (CR) (HR 5325) that also includes $1.1 billion in Zika response funding, $500 million for flood relief in Louisiana and other states and fiscal 2017 appropriations for military construction and veterans.  The measure gives VA officials $74.4 billion in discretionary spending next year, a nearly 4 percent increase but …

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Congress Overrides President’s Veto

Congress in November could weigh changes to a law allowing families of victims of terrorism on U.S. soil to sue foreign governments. On Wednesday, September 28, lawmakers overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, which would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia over alleged ties to the attacks. But lawmakers, wary of unintended …

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Your Choice of TRICARE Retail Pharmacies Changes Dec. 1, 2016

On Dec. 1, 2016, Express Scripts will add Walgreens to the TRICARE® retail pharmacy network. CVS and CVS pharmacies in Target stores will no longer be in the network. CLICK HERE for statement sent from DHA

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ABA Outlines Plan to Aid Veterans

Veterans would have greater access to the legal help they need, under a plan unveiled Aug. 10 by the American Bar Association.  “These are men and women who have singed a piece of paper saying they would die for us, for our country, in defense of our liberty.  When our justice system fails these people, we as a profession must …

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