LVMAC Tidbit: TRICARE Open Season Extended

December 15, 2018

Verbatim from the TRICARE.mil website

Missed TRICARE Open Season?  There’s Still Time to Act!

12/11/2018

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 »

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LVMAC Tidbit: The Army Goes Green Again

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

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As of 15 November 2018


LVMAC Tidbit: DoD Toys Again With G.I. Bill — This Time to the Advantage of Purple Heart’ers

September 8, 2018

Purple HeartOn 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 »


LVMAC Tidbit: Department of Defense Toys with “Forever” GI Bill Dependent Benefits

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 »


LVMAC Tidbit: DoD Erroneously Taxed Those It Medically Separated

July 14, 2018

The statement below is from the VFW’s 13 July Action Corps Weekly.  In the event this situation may applies to you, ensure you read the provided links for advice on how to proceed.  It is not widely known a special law, which went into effect in 2017,  was passed to help remedy the situation.  However, it has taken the Defense Department until now to determine which veterans were affected and how much they overpaid. Read the rest of this entry »


Forward Observer — Vietnam War Commemorative Lapel Pins Available

April 11, 2016

But Who is Going to Distribute Them?

LVMAC Poster Art 2005Are you aware that as part of the 50th Anniversary Commemoration Program,  living veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of the location at which they served, are eligible to receive a lapel pin?  The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants you to know.

The hitch is these lapel pins must be presented during public events held in their communities by Commemorative Partners (those organizations which signed up to conduct at least two commemorative events a year till 2018.  In the rare instance when an honoree cannot attend a public event, the pin may be presented during a private ceremony. Read the rest of this entry »


LVMAC Tidbit: Did Yah Know? Actionable Items of Potential Interest – #1

September 22, 2015

Gulf War Vets Needed for Research: The War Related Illness and Injury Study Center at the VA in East Orange, N.J., currently has several research studies focused on Gulf War veterans who deployed to Operation Desert Shield/Storm, as well as non-deployed veterans of the same era. If you are a veteran from the 1990-91 era, or if you have a Gulf War illness and would like to know more about the research, please call 1-800-248-8005 or visit their Gulf War Research page at: http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/research/volunteer/nj-wriisc.asp.

(Source: VFW Action Corps Weekly, 18 September 205) Read the rest of this entry »


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