"Transition for Spouses: Boot Camp"
July 31, 9am - 3pm. Fleet & Family Support Centers (FFSC) Little Creek, 1450 D Street, Building 3129, Virginia Beach, VA 23459
* Are you and your spouse preparing to transition from the military into civilian life ?
* Are you feeling left in the dark regarding important details of that transition ?
Learn from the experts about personal financial management, VA benefits, relocation assistance, employment assistance, Tricare benefits, and how FFSC can help.
Contact FFSC to register: 757-462-7563 Read more...
Moving? Update DEERS for Uninterrupted TRICARE Coverage
Summer is when you and your family may fulfill new orders and move to a new duty station. If you move this summer, don’t forget to update your information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS). Being able to use TRICARE depends on keeping DEERS up to date.
DEERS is a database of active duty and retired service members, their family members, and others who are eligible for TRICARE. TRICARE eligibility shows up in DEERS based on the sponsor’s status. Keeping your DEERS record up to date is key to you getting timely and effective TRICARE benefits.
In DEERS, make sure to check your address, duty status, phone numbers, and email addresses. This is especially true after permanent change of station, or PCS, moves and anytime you experience a Qualifying Life Event (QLE). A QLE can include getting married or divorced, giving birth, or retiring. Also, check out what you need to do if you’re moving. Remember, your Social Security number (SSN) and the SSN of each of your covered family members must be included in DEERS for your TRICARE coverage to be accurate.
Changing your contact information in DEERS is easy, and you have several options to do so. You can make changes online, by phone, fax, or mail, or in person at the nearest ID card office. Find an office near you using the RAPIDS Site Locator. To add or remove family members, you must visit a local ID card office. To update contact information, choose one of these options:
•Online: Log into milConnect
•Phone: Call 1-800-538-9552 (TTY/TDD: 1-866-363-2883) or fax updates to 1-800-336-4416
•Mail: Mail updates to:
Defense Manpower Data Center Support Office
400 Gigling Road,
Seaside, CA 93955-6771
Only sponsors can add a family member in DEERS. Family members age 18 and older may update their own contact information.
Find more information on how to update DEERS information on the TRICARE website. Take command of your health, and keep your family’s information up to date in DEERS. Read more...
Health Innovation Month - "From the Battlefield to the Backyard"
In July, Military Health System (MHS) is focused on Defense Department researchers and providers who are finding innovative ways to protect, support, and advance the health and welfare of the Defense community. MHS remains on the cutting edge of medical practices and procedures, thus providing the best possible care for service members and beneficiaries. Many of these innovations find their way from the battlefield to the backyard, resulting in improved care for all Americans. During the month of July, MHS will focus on the technological innovations in military medicine that have made the MHS a leader in healthcare delivery. To gain comprehensive information, go to www.health.mil.
Department of Defense (DoD) Safe Helpline
In support of the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Programs, the DoD Safe Helpline (877-995-5247) is a groundbreaking crisis support service for members of the DoD community. For more information go to www.safehelpline.org Read more...