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  • New DOD policy prohibits GPS-enabled devices in deployed settings

    Deployed service members are going to have to ditch their “geolocation devices” in response to a new memo from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.This includes physical fitness aids, applications in phones that track locations, and other devices and apps that pinpoint and track the location of individuals.“Effective immediately, Defense
  • Federal Voting Assistance Program helps service members exercise their right to vote

    Service members at Joint Base San Antonio who are away from home can vote in the Nov. 6 general election through the Federal Voting Assistance Program, or FVAP, providing them a convenient way to cast their ballots. FVAP ensures that service members, whether they are stationed in the U.S. or overseas, their eligible family members and U.S. citizens
  • DOD exempts wounded warriors from ‘deploy or get out’ policy

    Service members wounded in combat will be exempt from the Defense Department’s new policy to be deployable in 12 months or face separation from the military, according to a recent Pentagon announcement. The policy update came after criticism that DOD would be removing personnel who were only in non-deployable status because of their combat
  • Stay covered after age 21 with TRICARE Young Adult

    Have you recently graduated from college, but not yet found your dream job? Or did you just turn 21, and are not enrolled in college?  If you are worried about your health care coverage as a military dependent, TRICARE Young Adult or TYA, may give you the coverage you need. TYA eligibility begins when regular TRICARE coverage ends at age 21, or up
  • Air University launches free mobile application

    Air University has launched a free mobile application designed to transform the way it interacts with audiences outside its academic institutions and to improve communications for those within its classrooms and workspaces. As of July 16, the Air University app, which can be found on both the Apple and Google Play Android stores, features several
  • Out of the darkness, on target

    Staff Sgt. Brent Young aimed for the bulls-eye at the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games and won a gold and a silver medal in archery competition.The 96th Security Forces Squadron member also netted a silver medal in wheelchair basketball at the games, held at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 1-9. “It was an honor to
  • Eligible veterans can seek refund for taxes on disability severance payment

    The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment, a DoD tax expert said.Army Lt. Col. David Dulaney, the executive director for the Armed Forces Tax Council, said the department began mailing notices to veterans July 9. The deadline to file for the
  • Offutt to host Warrior CARE Event

    The 55th Wing is scheduled to host an Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program Caregiver Support, Adaptive Sports and Ambassador Workshop, Resiliency Programs and Recovering Airman Mentorship Program, and Empowerment in Transition Workshop (CARE) event July 23–27, here.These CARE events provide wounded, ill and injured recovering service members,
  • 59th MDW expands wounded warrior care at MacDill AFB

    MacDill Air Force Base’s 6th Medical Wing’s dermatology clinic partnered with members from the 59th Medical Wing to learn fractional laser resurfacing, a treatment used by the 59th MDW since 2007, which provides patient-centered care to wounded warriors with traumatic amputations, burns and severe scarring.Col. Chad Hivnor, a 59th MDW
  • AFW2 partners with PsychArmor to provide online training

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2), in collaboration with PsychArmor Institute, recently launched an online training resource to benefit the more than 6,300 wounded warriors their families and or caregivers currently being supported by the program. PsychArmor Institute is a national nonprofit that provides free, online education and
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