Transitioning? Active duty service members get extension to access MilConnect
Good news for transitioning TRICARE sponsors, their spouses, and dependent children 18 years and older. A recent initiative gives separating service members and their families more time to access important personal information as they deal with the details and changes of moving into civilian life.
This 6-month extension provides longer access to health care enrollments, eligibility and other personal information available through MilConnect. MilConnect is the online resource provided by the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC). Read more about it.
For more information about TRICARE and transitioning from the military, visit here.
And just a reminder, there is no extension being given for when your SGLI runs out. It still ends 120 days after you separate from military service. This means you could end up without life insurance. With the new year ahead, now’s a good time to make sure there’s no gap in your family’s life protection as you move from military to civilian life. It’s easy to do your homework online. You can start right here:
Share your holiday spirit with deployed US Military
It’s not too late to remember those in the military serving outside the U.S. this holiday season. Friends, family, even total strangers will appreciate your thoughtfulness whether it’s a greeting card or care package.
Refer to these USPS deadlines and guidelines for mailing cards and packages to APO/FPO/DPO addresses.
Get tips for how to fill out USPS & UPS customs forms for deployment care packages.
Check out “Holiday Mail for Heroes” sponsored by the American Red Cross. It’s a way to share your holiday spirit with members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families.
Want to send a care package to a service member overseas, but don’t have a friend or relative to send to? These organizations can help you get started.
Read this for ideas about what to include in a “just-add-water” care package.
Find out what deployed troops really want for downtime, personal care, snacking and staying connected with family.
Use this soldier-proven list of 72 healthy foods for care packages including a tip for how to send free tuna through StarKist’s “Tuna for Soldiers” program.
Operation Gratitude sends snacks, as well as hygiene, entertainment and hand-made items, plus personal letters to new recruits, veterans, first responders, Wounded Warriors, care givers and to individually named U.S. Service Members deployed overseas. Get involved.
Leaving the military? Get 5 tips for job interviewing
As part of USBA’s commitment to helping you and other transitioning military in your job search, you can now download the free white paper, “5 Things You Must Tell an Interviewer.”
It takes just 5 minutes to read and it arms you with 5 proven tips for how to walk into every job interview confident and prepared … and walk out headed for success.
Download the free white paper.
Visit the USBA Military Jobs Center for more career transition assistance. You’ve served your country; now let us serve you.