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July 16, 2018

Eligible Veterans Can Seek Refund for Taxes on Disability Severance Payment

More than 130,000 veterans may be eligible for refunds for taxes paid on disability severance payments, a Defense Department tax expert said.

July 12, 2018

DoD Announces Policy Change on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

Beginning next year, service members wishing to pass Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to family members must have less than 16 years of active-duty or selected reserve service to be eligible, Defense Department officials announced.

July 6, 2018

Army Guard Soldiers to See Tuition Assistance Program Changes

Changes to the Army National Guard’s Tuition Assistance Program mean Army Guardsmen will have immediate access to benefits after they complete basic and advanced individual training.

July 5, 2018

Walkers Show Support for Deployed Loved Ones

About 500 family members and friends gathered to attempt to walk the distance from Fort Carson, Colo., to Kosovo and Afghanistan as part of a series of events in support of loved ones currently deployed to those locations.

July 5, 2018

Reservist Helps Treat PTSD With Equine Therapy

An Air Force reservist in Colorado helps veterans and active-duty service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder with a unique but effective approach: therapeutic horse riding.

June 29, 2018

Face of Defense: Dual-Military Couple Faces Challenges Head-On

Air Force Tech Sgt. Dawn Gettys and Tech Sgt. Cazavia Henley credit the success of their relationship to positive attitudes, good communication and mutual support during deployments in Afghanistan.

June 21, 2018

Defense Health Agency Director: Progress in Preventing Opioid Abuse, More Needs to Be Done

The Military Health System is making progress in managing opioid abuse and providing the best care for beneficiaries, but more needs to be done to educate prescription drug providers, the director of the Defense Health Agency said.

June 19, 2018

DoD Partners With LinkedIn, Offers Military Spouses Free Membership

Military spouses soon will have access to a free LinkedIn premium membership, valid for one year, every time they have a permanent-change-of-station move.

June 12, 2018

Family’s Support Makes Difference Through Multiple Deployments

Six times in the last 10 years, Sgt. Maj. Jeff Zentz has deployed with his Ohio Army National Guard units, and Zentz credits his wife for giving him the ability to focus on taking care of his military business.

June 4, 2018

DoD Offers Enhanced Support for Military Families With Special Needs

The Defense Department now offers access to a wide array of newly enhanced and specialized support for military families with special needs through its Military OneSource website.

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