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Aug. 13, 2018

Military OneSource Benefits Extended to Vets, Families for Full Year After Separation

Eligibility for Military OneSource benefits has been extended from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life.

Aug. 10, 2018

Single Marines Enjoy Nature, Camaraderie at Zion National Park

A group of Marines that traveled to Utah's Zion National Park from Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, as part of the Single Marine Program appreciated the chance to get away from it all.

Aug. 7, 2018

Face of Defense: Navy Recruiter Enjoys Mentoring Sailors

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kristofer D. Wilson said the Navy helps him to develop new skills and provides the opportunity to train and mentor the next generation of sailors.

July 30, 2018

Shanahan Discusses Medical Readiness, DHA Transfer at Womack

Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan visited Womack Army Medical Center, N.C., for an update on how the Defense Health Agency and the military services are collaborating on the integration of the Military Health System.

July 30, 2018

Woman With Disability Felt ‘Invisible’ Before Landing DoD Job

Judith Roma Tuazon said that her disability led her to recognize some of her greatest abilities and at her job, she garners satisfaction in her work and has the respect of her leaders.

July 26, 2018

DHA Director Discusses ‘Forward Momentum’ for New Health Record System

The Military Health System has implemented a new secure health records system intended for the health system's 9.4 million beneficiaries and is using initial feedback to improve its security and stability, the director of the Defense Health Agency said.

July 25, 2018

Dunfords, Students Discuss Leadership, Civic Responsibility, Military Life

Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford and his wife, Ellyn, shared stories about military life and emphasized the importance of supporting others and being engaged citizens while meeting with students at a Military Child Education Coalition event.

July 16, 2018

Eligible Veterans Can Seek Refund for Taxes on Disability Severance Payment

More than 130,000 veterans may be eligible for refunds for taxes paid on disability severance payments, a Defense Department tax expert said.

July 16, 2018

Fitness Programs Support Marine Corps Readiness

The Marine Corps prides itself on being the world’s finest fighting force. To help the Corps maintain this title, units and individual Marines can take advantage of force fitness instructors and various Semper Fit programs to uphold the Corps’ physical fitness standards.

July 12, 2018

DoD Announces Policy Change on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Beginning next year, service members wishing to pass Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to family members must have less than 16 years of active-duty or selected reserve service to be eligible, Defense Department officials announced.

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