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Department of Defense Launches New ‘My Military OneSource’ Mobile Application
The Department of Defense launched a new mobile app that quickly connects service members, their families, and survivors to resources and support to help them rejuvenate, be well, and thrive. The My Military OneSource mobile app is now available for free download on Google Play and Apple’s App Store.The My Military OneSource mobile app provides a customized way for users to experience one of the military’s flagship support programs – Military OneSource. The app offers a fa...

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Posted on November 25, 2020







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Making School Certifications Easier with the New DD 2788 Form Wizard
Last year, we began rolling out a series of new tools to help retirees and annuitants fill out and submit forms easily and correctly. The tools include helpful PDF Form Wizards, how-to checklists, how-to videos, and AskDFAS online upload tools.Now, we have a new tool: the School Certification (DD 2788) PDF Form Wizard.We receive a high percentage of forms we are unable to process, often because a form is missing information or a signature. We know it is frustrating for everyone when we are unabl...

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Posted on November 23, 2020







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The VA Home Loan Is The Best Deal, Bar None
Are you in the market for a new home? Or maybe just considering buying a home in the future? You’re in luck!  The VA home loan is available for eligible Veterans, service members, and certain surviving spouses. And, no down payment is ever required by VA.VA backing means that you will save even more over the life of the loan; for example, no Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) is ever required on VA-guaranteed loans. That often amounts to a cost savings of hundreds of dollars per month....

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Posted on November 23, 2020







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What Are Your TRICARE Pharmacy Options Overseas?
Do you live overseas? Got questions about how to fill your prescriptions? If you’re enrolled in a TRICARE Overseas Program (TOP) plan, you have access to the same TRICARE Pharmacy Program as stateside. This means you can fill your prescriptions through military pharmacies, TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery, TRICARE retail network pharmacies, and non-network pharmacies. But there are some limits for filling prescriptions overseas. As described in the TRICARE Overseas Program Handbook, in some...

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Posted on November 19, 2020