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ThanksUSA Offers Scholarships to Children, Spouses of U.S. Troops

DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON – ThanksUSA, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to thanking America’s troops through the gift of education, is inviting children and spouses of…

Coast Guard medevacs man with heart attack symptoms off Galveston, Texas

Story by Petty Officer 1st Class Andrew Kendrick HOUSTON — A Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew flew about 5 miles off Galveston to medevac a 49-year-old man…

Tricare

TRICARE Beneficiaries Being Targeted by Call Centers and Others For Unsolicited Medical Prescriptions

By: Military Health System Communications Office Related Topics: TRICARE Fraud Watch Program, Program Integrity, Compound Drugs The Defense Health Agency, Office of Program Integrity (DHA-PI) has received a…

Applying for VA Claims Just Got Easier: Tell Vets and Survivors to File

Tell Vets and Survivors to File Filing for veterans’ benefits, and appealing decisions on claims, can be time-consuming and confusing. But with the recent roll-out of new, streamlined…

Military Children: Two Steps to Keep Them Covered

New baby coming or just arrived? There’s so much to remember! In order to keep up with your baby’s growth and medical checkups, add ‘Enroll in DEERS’ on your…

Partnering with Parents to Prevent Pediatric Brain Injury

Parents are the first line of defense in preventing brain injury in their children. Many parents are aware that the use of sports helmets for school age children and…

Twice as Many Vets Will Now Be Eligible for Non-VA Care

By Kellie Lunney More veterans will be able to access health care outside of the Veterans Affairs medical system under a change the department announced on Tuesday. VA…

Air Force

81st MDG brings total force medical care to air show

by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield, 81st Training Wing Public Affairs  – KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss.  — With…

Boudreaux brothers showcase unique careers at Keesler Air Show

by Maj. Marnee A.C. Losurdo, 403rd Wing Public Affairs  – KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — For two brothers…

Army

ROKA surgeon general visits 3rd GSAB

2nd Combat Aviation Brigade Story by Pfc. Chung Il Kim PYEONGTAEK, South Korea – A…

Afghan wounded warrior program gets a jump start in Texas

U.S. Special Operations Command Story by Tech. Sgt. Angelita Lawrence JUNCTION, Texas – Five Afghan…

Fort Detrick to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for 15 MW Solar Array Project

FORT DETRICK, Md. –   Fort Detrick hosted a groundbreaking ceremony April 1 from 10:30 a.m.…

Fort Detrick to Host Groundbreaking Ceremony for 15 MW Solar Array Project

FORT DETRICK, Md. - Fort Detrick will host a groundbreaking ceremony April 1 from 10:30…

Marines

MCAS Iwakuni maintains operational readiness

Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni Story by Lance Cpl. Carlos Cruz Jr. IWAKUNI, Japan –…

Navy

USNS Comfort visits Miami

U.S. Southern Command Story by Raymond Sarracino MIAMI — USNS Comfort (T-AH-20), one of two…

NAVCO visits Littoral Combat Ship Squadron One

SAN DIEGO – LTJG Christopher Hanson, representing the Navy Outreach Program (NAVCO), interviews Command Senior…

NMCSD Women’s History Month Celebration

SAN DIEGO – Hospital Corpsman 1st Class Melissa Goldstein (center), assigned to the career counselors…

CPO Birthday Celebration at NMCSD

SAN DIEGO – (From left to right) Retired Command Master Chief (CMDCM) Kevin T. Burg,…