Benefit News


AF Career Development Academy transforms CDC content, delivery to Airmen

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, MS, July 20, 2021 - With a charter to help advance force development and transform how Airmen learn, the Air Force Career Development Academy at Keesler Air Force Base has reimagined the service’s career development course design and delivery model to bring it into the 21st century learning environment.


Get Ready for PCS Season with TRICARE

Falls Church, VA, July 20, 2021 - Are you moving away this summer? If so, you aren’t alone. Summer is a time of transition for military families with permanent change of station (PCS) orders, which means adjusting to new surroundings and new people. Whether you’re moving to another state or relocating overseas, there are important steps you need to take to ensure a smooth PCS move. One of them is making sure you have TRICARE coverage in your new location.


American Forces Travel Privileges Extended to Eligible Veterans

WASHINGTON, July 16, 2021 - The Department of Defense announced today a policy change to the current shopping privileges on the American Forces Travel website. As directed by acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness Virginia S. Penrod in a memo signed April 12, 2021, the department will extend online access to the website to honorably discharged veterans of the uniformed services.


Old-School Summer Safety Risks: Sun, Water, Insects and Alcohol

Falls Church, VA, July 15, 2021 - Even as concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic begin to fade, the traditional, old-school summer safety issues - like those involving sun, water, insects and alcohol - continue to pose real risks for many military families.


Female body armor secures Hanscom AFB defenders

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, MA, July 14, 2021 - Airmen assigned to the 66th Security Forces Squadron at Hanscom Air Force Base recently received the newest issue of body armor designed specifically for female Airmen.


TRICARE and Marriage: What to Do When Getting Married

Falls Church, VA, July 13, 2021 - It’s a big moment when you say “I do.” It’s also important for your family health coverage. Spouses of service members are eligible for TRICARE coverage. And getting married is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). So, what does this mean and what steps do you need to take?