Benefit News


First Air Force supports US Space Command as ‘Air Forces Space’

TYNDALL AFB, FL, May 13, 2022 - The Department of Defense designated First Air Force as ‘Air Forces Space’ (AFSPACE), and the fifth service component to U.S. Space Command May 3.


Together for Mental Health: May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Falls Church, VA, May 13, 2022 - Health is wealth, especially when dealing with mental well-being. Growing up, kids are taught if they are hurt physically in any area, to seek help. The same should go for anyone's mental health.


Is TRICARE Young Adult Right for Your Child?

Falls Church, VA, May 12, 2022 - Is your child turning age 21 or graduating from college soon? Though they lose regular TRICARE coverage upon turning age 21 or age 23 if enrolled full time at an approved college, many young-adult children can continue to get medical and pharmacy benefits up until age 26 through TRICARE Young Adult (TYA).


Digital Health Tools Support Military Kids

Falls Church, VA, May 10, 2022 - Today’s youth – ages 8 to18 – have grown up with a technological advanced world.From computers, tablets, and smartphones to videos games and other smart devices, the tech savvy generation gravitates to new and convenient technologies. This mentality pairs perfectly with the upward trend of usage of digital health tools, like mobile apps and podcasts. These tools are readily available and can support treatment plans for this age group.


How Does TRICARE Change When You Retire from Active Duty?

Falls Church, VA, May 10, 2022 - Many active duty service members (ADSMs) may eventually retire from their branch of the uniformed services. If you’re an ADSM, are you prepared to make the transition to civilian life? If you retire, you and your family will still qualify for TRICARE. But, it’s important to note you must actively enroll into a TRICARE health plan if you want coverage for civilian care. Learn about the TRICARE health plans available to retirees and their family members now. This will get you ready to make the arrangements for ongoing health care coverage when it’s time.


Gun safes excluded from household goods weight allowance

ARLINGTON, VA, May 6, 2022 - As of May 2022, the Joint Travel Regulations for service members were updated to exclude the weight of gun safes from the total weight allowance of household goods in a permanent change of station.