MANCHIN APPLAUDS FISHER HOUSE FOR VOLUNTEERING TO COVER EXPENSES FOR FAMILIES OF FALLEN SOLDIERS DURING SHUTDOWN Washington, D.C. – In the event of a government shutdown, the Department of Defense would not be able to pay death gratuities to families of service members killed in combat without additional legislation from Congress. If that happens, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has worked with the CEO of the Fisher House Foundation, Ken Fisher, to make sure these families are taken care of in their time of greatest need. The Fisher House generously agreed to offer the families an advance ... read more
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ARMY & AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE TEAMS UP WITH COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL TO PROVIDE U.S. MILITARY SERVICE MEMBERS ACCESS TO OLYMPIC STREAMING COVERAGE DALLAS and STAMFORD, Conn. – November 8, 2017 – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and NBC Olympics said today that U.S. service members worldwide would again be able to watch Olympic streaming coverage from their desktop and personal devices when NBCUniversal presents the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea, in February 2018. This benefit is provided to current U.S. Military service members, including Navy, Army, Air Force,... read more
Largest Military Family Ski Event in The Nation Happening at Taos Ski Valley Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico - The 5th Annual Not Forgotten Outreach Week’s FREE event will be held from January 16th – 21st, 2018. Taos Ski Valley (TSV) and Not Forgotten Outreach, Inc. (NFO) invite Past & Present Military Members, their immediate family & Gold Star Families the opportunity to enjoy a week on the slopes, w/ free equipment rentals, $35.00 lift tickets, group lessons, Children’s Ski School and childcare STEEP discounts, allowing the whole family to reap the healing benefits. The event incorporates grou... read more
Veterans Receive A Free Flu Vaccine Through Walgreens or Duane Reade Through March 31,2018 With flu season kicking off, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Walgreens are making it easier than ever to protect Veterans against the Flu. Veterans who are currently enrolled in the VA Health Care System can visit their local Walgreens or Duane Reade location to receive a FREE flu shot from now until March 31, 2018. As stated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs : All Veterans who are currently enrolled in VA care may walk into any of the over 8,000 Walgreens nationally and the Duane Re... read more
United States Postal Service is Making it Easier to Support the Troops this Holiday Season The U.S. Postal Service is offering discounted shipping of presents and cards to military members this holiday season. The postal service justrolled several discounts for family members and loved ones of service members. Among other benefits, those sending packages in the largest priority mail boxes would receive a discounted price of $17.35 These flat rate boxes are free at local post offices or can be purchased online here . Since Priority Mail supplies are the packaging of choice for families prepari... read more