August 28, 2020
No identity chips to be implanted, yet
WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense began issuing Next Generation Uniformed Services Identification Cards July 31, the first time since 1993 that changes to the card have been made.The complete transition to the new ID card, is targeted for January 2026, said Michael Sorrento, director of the Defense Manpower Data Center. In the meantime, the current cards will continue to work. In an effort to conserve resources and limit the impact on ID card issuance facilities, cards will not be reissued solely for the purpose of obtaining the Next Gen USID card.
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April 17, 2019
One of the best tributes to the real Vietnam War veteran, to include those of other nations who fought beside them, we have seen. It is about who they really were, what they did, and how they have and continue to sacrifice for our benefit:
And think of it, ten percent of their generation served in comparison to one percent or less now. Speaks to the scale of the “conflict” in comparison to those which followed. Incidentally, estimates for those who served in World War II range between 9 and 11 percent of all Americans (more than one generation).
As of 17 April 2019
March 8, 2019
Two years ago, President Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act into law. That Act designates every March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. It was March 29, 1973, when the last of our combat troops left Vietnam and, argumentatively, the day the last American prisoners of war held in North Vietnam came home.
Vietnam War Veterans Day is part of our nation’s ongoing commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Source: 2019 National Vietnam War Veterans Day – VAntage Point
As of 8 March 2019
December 15, 2018
Verbatim from the TRICARE.mil website
Missed TRICARE Open Season? There’s Still Time to Act!
If you missed TRICARE Open Season, you still have time to enroll. For this year only, you can enroll in or change your TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select plan through Dec. 31, 2018 for coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2019. You may also change your type of enrollment, like switching from individual to family coverage. Read the rest of this entry »
November 15, 2018
Heraclitus said the only constant is change. The Army, like the Navy, continues to prove its constant is a uniform change. Therefore, on Veterans Day, the Army officially announced a replacement (“pinks and greens”) to its current service uniform (Class A’s) inspired by its World War II uniform — “pinks and greens.” Army Blues will return to being a dress uniform. [Editor’s Note: The blouse is a dark shade of green and not the brownish color the photograph below might suggest to you.]
For more information, see the source article: “It’s official: Army approves ‘pinks and greens’ uniform on Veterans Day” , Army Times, 11 November 2018
As of 15 November 2018
September 8, 2018
On 31 August, the Department of Defense (DoD) amended its policy on transferring G.I. Bill benefits to dependents for Active Duty recipients of the Purple Heart. This policy change now allows these recipients to transfer this educational benefit without incurring an additional four years of service. Read the rest of this entry »
July 21, 2018
Pentagon Announces Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill
Washington D.C., 12 July 2018: The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to department policy on the transfer by service members in the Uniformed Services of“Post-9/11 GI Bill” educational benefits to eligible … Read the rest of this entry »