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  • Disabled veterans earn Space-A travel

    The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel.  Under the Disabled Veterans Access to Space-A Travel Act, veterans with a service-connected, permanent disability rating of 100 percent will be able to travel in the
  • AFW2 launches A4L campaign

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2), held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially launch its Airman for Life (A4L) online resources here, Aug. 17. This initiative is part of a two-pronged communications approach incorporating the AFW2 A4L webpage, which bridges the gap between the program and Veterans Affairs resources; and a social media
  • Flat rate per diem eliminated effective Aug. 13

    Congress recently voted to eliminate flat rate per diem for travel beginning Aug. 13; all members will now be entitled to standard per diem rates no matter the length of their temporary duty travel.  The President signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019, which includes an immediate repeal of the authority to
  • AFAS to award more than $6 million in annual grants, scholarships

    The Air Force Aid Society will award more than $6 million in Gen. Henry Hap Arnold education grants and AFAS merit scholarships to the dependents of active duty and retired Airmen.  A total of 2,556 college and university students will receive the education grants and merit-based scholarships, ranging from $500 to $5,000, during the 2018-2019
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • DOD announces policy change on transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

    The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients. Effective one year from the date of this change, eligibility to transfer those benefits will be limited to service members with less
  • TRICARE Prime beneficiaries referral waiver period is over

    A temporary referral waiver for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries ended June 30, 2018, and patients need to take action to continue receiving specialty healthcare.The waiver allowed TRICARE West Region beneficiaries to bypass the review and approval process for most specialty outpatient care through the end of June.Although the waiver program was