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MOAA Survey:  Military Absentee Voters want on-line voting.

Thousands in the military community were asked about their voting preferences. Here's what they said:  CLICK HERE.


2019 RATES RELEASED FOR DENTAL & VISION PLANS

Open enrollment begins is from November 12 to December 10, 2018 for the 2019 plan yar. See RATES HERE.


TIRCARE RETIREE DENTAL PLAN is going away as of December 31, 2018

Here's DETAILS.

You can also go to:  https://tricare.benefeds.com/.


Habitat Susquehanna is pleased to be participating in the Home Depot Foundation's Veteran Home Repair Program.

What types of repairs are covered under this program?
·  Roof repairs and replacement
·  Structural wall or floor damage
·  Repairs to reinstate insurance or satisfy code enforcement
·  Handicap accessibility renovations
·  Asbestos, mold or lead abatement/remediation
·  Electrical, plumbing and HVAC
We are grateful to all our veterans for their dedicated service.
Contact Deb Ciresi for more information or to see if you qualify.
dciresi@habitatsusq.org or 410-638-4434, ext. 2
Habitat Susquehanna also offers repair and build programs for non-veterans.
Please call 410-638-4434 for more informa tion.
Any US veteran who received an honorable or general discharge.
Home Depot Foundation’s Veteran Home Repair Program web site

Program Flyer


Elimination of Vehicle Registration and Decal Requirements
Effective 12 Sep 2011, motor vehicle registration and the display of DD Form 2220, Vehicle Decal, is no longer required for access to Army installations. Senior commanders, based on a unique security environment, may require motor vehicle registration. If a senior commander elects to implement vehicle registration they must inform HQDA Office of the Provost Marshal General of this change. Effective immediately HQDA will no longer provide funding for vehicle registration.


Warning by the OPSEC Folks
A scam has been discovered and we want to warn you about a company who may be passing itself off as representing the US Department of Veterans Affairs. An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans. VAS may be gaining access to military personnel through their close resemblance to the VA name and seal.

This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way. Websites with the name "VA services" immediately after the "www" ARE NOT part of the Department of Veterans Affairs; the real VA website ends in.gov. If approached or called, do not offer them any information concerning yourself or data on other veterans.

The Department of Veterans Affairs does not randomly call veterans, nor does it ask veterans for information which it does not already have. If you have not dealt with the VA previously and in person, then you receive a call from someone saying they are with the VA or something similar sounding, hang up the phone. Do not respond to emails which suggest that they are from the VA. The VA never conducts official business nor asks for personal information by email.


Department of Defense (DoD) Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR)
The Department of Defense (DoD) Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR) - operated by Secretary of The Air Force has been in existence since Jan 2009, reviewing disability cases for Veterans (discharged between 9/11/01 and 12/31/09, with a 0, 10, or 20% combined disability) in order to determine if the individual should have been awarded a disability retirement (30% combined disability level or higher). For more information, see this document:  DOD PDBR