Holiday Security Awareness
Posted on December 7, 2018

As Retired Soldiers, families, and friends begin to travel and enjoy the holiday season, awareness of the various threats and ways to protect oneself are important to sustain vigilance and a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Terrorists and violent extremists regularly engage in online campaigns urging supporters to conduct independent attacks.  Their ability to motivate extremist behavior through social media increases the likelihood of attacks using simple methods such as vehicle ramming, edged weapons attacks, small arms, and mail bombs -- with little or no advanced warning. 





Don’t Delay, Federal Benefits Open Season Underway
Posted on December 7, 2018

The first week of the Federal Benefits Open Season is behind us and the results are in. More than a quarter million of you enrolled in the U.S Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program(FEDVIP). If you haven’t enrolled yet, don’t delay. Open season ends Dec. 10, 2018. If you’re eligible, make your health care a priority and enroll now.

Are You Eligible for FEDVIP?





Enroll Before TRICARE, FEDVIP Open Season Closes Dec. 10
Posted on December 6, 2018

Open season closes on Dec. 10, 2018. Do you want to make changes to your TRICARE health plan, or enroll in a dental or vision plan with the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)? Then you must act now. Your coverage will start on Jan. 1, 2019.

Two different open seasons are now underway until Dec. 10, 2018.

TRICARE Open Season





Less Than a Week Left in TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season. Are You and Your Family Covered in 2019?
Posted on December 6, 2018

TRICARE Open Season is the time to switch from TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select or change your type of enrollment (from individual to family coverage). Open Season ends on Dec. 10, 2018, but don't wait. Visitwww.tricare.mil/OpenSeason to learn more and take command of your healthcare!





Make 2019 Enrollment Choices Today: Open Season Underway
Posted on December 5, 2018

TRICARE Open Season and Federal Benefits Open Season are underway. You now have until Dec. 10, 2018 to enroll in a new plan or change your enrollment between plans. The choice you make will take effect Jan. 1, 2019 and will remain in effect through all of 2019.





‘Making Merry’ in December: Shop Your Commissary for Special Seasonal Savings
Posted on November 30, 2018

Need to prepare for the holiday season, but not sure where to start? Make your commissary your first stop for special seasonal savings.

“Whether you’re stationed abroad or celebrating at home with loved ones, commissaries around the world have the ingredients you need to make your holiday season merry and bright,” said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales.





Register now for the 2019 OCS Alumni Association reunion
Posted on November 29, 2018

Register now for the 2019 OCS Alumni Association reunion. The reunion dates are April 28 to May 1, 2019. This reunion will include the opening of Phase I of the OCS Heritage Center; the dedication of more bricks, pavers, and class memorials; the induction of the 2019 Hall of Fame class; and the presentations of the Nett Award and the Patterson Award. Mini class reunions are welcome to celebrate with the national reunion. This is truly is an amazing experience to meet people with whom you share a common bond that transformed all of our lives.




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