Family and Spouse

Pentagon to Cut Pay Rates for Autism Specialists: Tricare Officials

Kayleigh Norton, Applied Behavior Analysis therapist, reviews animals and colors with six-year-old Carl. (Photo:U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Dennis Sloan)

Specialists providing autism care to military families will face a pay cut in the spring, Tricare officials announced Tuesday, as reimbursement rates are reduced by as much as 35 percent for providers in certain locations. Providers of applied behavior analysis therapy are currently reimbursed at a fixed rate based on education and certifica... more

Coast Guard Unit Returns to Alameda after Multi-Mission Deployment

Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf

ALAMEDA, Calif. — The crew of an Alameda-based Coast Guard Cutter returned home November 24 after completing a 104-day multi-mission deployment in which they seized over $455 million worth of illegal narcotics. Bertholf was deployed to the Eastern Pacific Ocean in support of Joint Interagency Task Force-South (JIATF-S) Operation Martillo. Durin... more

Flying Santa Lands in Maine for Coast Guard Families

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ROCKLAND, Maine -- The weather was perfect Sunday as the Flying Santa made stops along the Maine coast. Santa delivered presents for children of U.S. Coast Guard crew members from Jonesport to Portland. Flying Santa is a tradition that dates back to 1929 when Capt. William Wincapaw of Friendship, Maine, began the flights as a gesture of recogn... more

Can I Transfer the Montgomery GI Bill?

Photo: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Alexandra M. Boutte

Dear Q&B, My late husband was in the U.S. Army from 1989 until 1992. He was on active-duty status during the Persian Gulf War. He paid $100 per month for 12 months for the GI Bill, with the intention of allowing our children to use it. He passed away in 2014, and our son is now attending college.   I have been told that any GI Bill funds... more

Military Holiday Mail Guidelines

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The holidays are here, and military families should start thinking about what to send their loved ones serving away from home or overseas. The Post Office has provided information to assist you in the process of sending mail, including key dates to remember. Holiday Season 2015: Shipping Deadlines The 2015 holiday season mailing dates for post... more

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