Army For everything you want to know about the free AARTS transcript (Army/American Council on Education Registry Transcript System), go to http://aarts.army.mil. This...
To receive VA health care benefits, most veterans need to enroll. Enrollment is easy. You can apply at any time. You need to complete a one-page application...
There are many places to obtain supplemental health insurance. Several fraternal associations and many commercial insurance companies offer such plans, but you should look carefully for the one that is best for you. Insurance plans vary greatly with which medical procedures are covered and the percentage the policy will pay. When shopping for health insurance, first consider [...]
As a National Guard or Reserve member, how you receive dental care will change depending on whether you are on active duty or not. Here’s a summary of how your dental care works. When Not Activated When you are not on active duty, you and your family members are eligible for the premium-based TRICARE [...]
By now, most servicemembers are familiar with the basic protections afforded to mobilized reservists and guardsmen – at least as they apply under Title 10 orders. (State-level orders under Title 32 are covered under state law provisions). Less well known, however, is a separate category of leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act, called [...]
The furlough notices are going out at Walter Reed Medical Center, the premier military hospital taking care of American combat wounded. That means that civilian staffing levels will have to decrease between 15 and 20 percent. Nearly all federal employees are getting the word from their employers: Effective one day a week, you don’t have [...]
A bill that would make it a crime to falsely claim medals, decorations or other wartime honors in order to materially benefit from the sacrifices of others has passed the House and Senate in two lopsided votes. It is now awaiting the signature or veto of the President. The bill seeks to correct some of [...]