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Sarasota National Cemetery Employees Step In to Save a Veteran

Compliments of: Written by: Chris Erbe An opportunity to help a Veteran, or anyone else, in a crisis situation can happen at any time. Cemetery representative James Knight and his colleagues at Sarasota National Cemetery in Florida recently had such an opportunity. Knight sat down with a Veteran in the cemetery’s conference room one afternoon to […]


TRICARE Webinar to Outline Health Plan Options after Losing TRICARE Eligibility

Compliments of: TRICARE   TRICARE and Military OneSource will host a webinar to discuss health plan options available to beneficiaries after they lose TRICARE eligibility on Thursday, August 15, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT. During this time of transition, many service members leaving active duty before retiring want to know what their options […]


Two Volunteers at Erie VA Team Up to Save a Vet’s Life

Compliments of : Veterans Administration Greetings — Volunteers Ron Lord (L) and Dick Irish usually spend their time greeting visitors who arrive at the Erie VA. But one morning both men faced an unexpected crisis, and handled it like pros.   by Tom Cramer, VA Staff Writer Sometimes life comes at you fast. Just ask […]


DOD ‘Scrubbing Money Pot’ to Reduce Furloughs, Carter Says

Compliments of: By Karen Parrish American Forces Press Service Pentagon leaders from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on down are looking for ways to reduce the pending civilian employee layoffs known as furloughs, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said yesterday. Under the department’s current plan, more than 700,000 civilian employees will receive furlough notices in early […]


Navy, Marine Corps Leadership Warn About Sequester

Compliments of: By Nick Simeone American Forces Press Service With members of Congress continuing to express concern about the impact of sequestration on the military, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told a congressional panel today that the Navy and Marine Corps will be able to meet their current and future missions only with proper resourcing. “The […]


TRICARE Expands Assistance to Reduce Tobacco Use

compliments of: By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr. American Forces Press Service The Defense Department is committed to helping troops, their families and all beneficiaries of the TRICARE health care plan reduce their reliance on tobacco products, a TRICARE official said here today. During an interview with American Forces Press Service and […]


Snow-boarding Wounded Warrior Refuses to Be Sidelined

Compliments of: American Forces Press Service   By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo.  – Eight and a half months ago, Army Sgt. Kristian “Dino” Cedeno was on the top of the world — married six days before deploying to Afghanistan with the love of his life and soldiering with his band […]


TRICARE – April 2, 2013

TRICARE Offers New Prescription Coverage to Help Kick Tobacco April 2, 2013 TRICARE beneficiaries living in the United States now have a new weapon in their fight to kick the tobacco habit. Tobacco cessation medications are now covered through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery program. Read more at: www.tricare.mil/Welcome/MediaCenter/News/Archives/4_2_13_SmokingCessation.aspx   Sign up for TRICARE e-mail […]


Disabled Veterans Sports Clinic Opens in Colorado

By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service Compliments of: American Forces Press Service SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. – An Iraq war veteran now serving as a senior Department of Veterans Affairs official opened the world’s largest and longest-running disabled sports event here last night, and he challenged almost 400 veterans to reach for new heights through […]


Learning to Save is Key to Financial Responsibility

Learning to Save is Key to Financial Responsibility By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service Compliments of: American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, DC – April is both the Month of the Military Child and Financial Literacy Month, so it’s a good time to shine a spotlight on teaching children financial responsibility, said Barbara Thompson, the […]


Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan, 43

DOD Identifies Army Casualty             The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.              Chief Warrant Officer Curtis S. Reagan, 43, of Summerville, S.C., died March 29 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from a non-combat related illness.  He was assigned to the 603rd […]

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