Blog Posts in "Military Programs"

Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers in 2017 Transitioning servicemembers face many challenges as they integrate back into civilian life. One of the first obstacles any military member must overcome is finding a place to call home. Veterans United Home Loans , one of the largest VA lenders, put together a list of the top 10 cities for veteran homebuyers to live in the U.S. Their study compared 100 of the most populated U.S. cities across three dimensions: military culture and services, economic wellness and livability. Of the 18 variables included, each was weighted based on its importance to V... read more

TRICARE online patient portal improves user experience By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville TRICARE® Online (TOL) Patient Portal will make access easier and quicker for site users, according to Defense Health Agency (DHA) officials. “The goal is to empower patients with tools to control their health care,” explained COL Rich Wilson, Chief, Solution Delivery Division, a component of the DHA J6 - Health Information Technology Directorate. “TOL has made tremendous performance and capability improvements over the years. The TOL Patient Portal puts the patient at the center with simplified a... read more

As the founders of Helping Heroes Fly , Terri Keene and Pam Matt can tell you: being a 2-woman team has its challenges . But they also know that with every family reunion that follows the work they do together, there is joy that is priceless. In fact, the pair feel honored to help the nation’s brave heroes come home, without having to worry about their finances. And they are grateful for the contributors that enable Helping Heroes Fly to fulfill such a worthwhile mission on behalf of our troops: “We want to provide airfare to enlisted military personnel so that they can be home with their fam... read more

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Free tax software and support available for military and family members By Lisa Ferdinando | DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON -- With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost MilTax software, said Erika Slaton, a program analyst with Military OneSource. The Defense Department recognizes military members and their families have unique... read more