Military Savings Deposit Program

Who is eligible to participate in the Savings Deposit Program? Members of the Armed Forces serving in specified combat zones or in support of a contingency operation are authorized to make deposits. Service members must be in receipt of Hostile Fire Pay and be deployed for at least 30 consecutive days or at least 1 day in each of 3…

Military to Civilian Transition Assistance

The Departments of Veterans Affairs, Defense, and Labor re-launched a new and improved Website for wounded warriors – the National Resource Directory (NRD). This directory (www.nationalresourcedirectory.gov) provides access to thousands of services and resources at the national, state and local levels to support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration. The NRD is a comprehensive online tool available nationwide for wounded, ill…

Tips for Joining the Military

Joining the military is an incredibly personal decision. If you’re considering joining the military, you’ve probably already had several conversations. You’ve likely consulted with family, friends, recruiters, teachers, clergy, or any number of people in your life. The various opinions and priorities that could be swirling around your brain at any one time can make it tough to make a…

Military Sexual Trauma: What Help is Available?

Last year, the Air Force was embroiled in a scandal centering on rape allegations at the basic training facility at Lackland Air Force Base, part of Joint Base San Antonio. At least one instructor, Luis Walker, was convicted of 28 separate UCMJ counts arising from the raping female trainee, and sexually abusing as many as nine others. Follow-up investigations ensnared…

FREE 2013 handbooks for military personnel

Here’s our official press release for the 2013 books! If you have ever downloaded or purchased a book from us, please leave a comment to let us know if you found them useful and share our site with your friends and colleagues.   ARLINGTON, VA – Military Handbooks has released their FREE 2013 handbooks for military personnel. These handbooks, written…

Defense Bill To Contain Taxpayer Funding of Abortions

The National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 contains language that authorizes the federal government to provide taxpayer funding of abortions. The Act will allow the Department of Defense to conduct abortions at military hospitals, at taxpayer expense, if the patient is deemed to have been a victim of rape or incest. This is a departure from the policy of previous…

New TRICARE Dental Program Contract in 2012

The TRICARE Management Activity (TMA) team awarded the dental plan contract to a different provider for 2012. The TMA’s job is to review competitive bids and select the provider which will be the best value to the Government. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will start providing TRICARE services worldwide in February 2012. The TMA and Metropolitan Life are working together to…