TRICARE pharmacy fees would increase under budget proposal

By Amy Bushatz, and Tricare pharmacy fees would rise gradually under a plan included in the Defense Department’s annual budget proposal released this week. Currently a 30-day supply of generic medication at a retail pharmacy is $10 while a brand-name drug is $24 and drugs outside the formulary $50. Drugs received through the […]

Every day is Memorial Day for veterans at Vietnam Wall

By David Vergun, Army News Service There’s hardly a day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that Patrick Pellerin doesn’t see an emotional, often tearful veteran or family member looking up the name of a loved one on the wall. Pellerin, an Army Vietnam veteran himself, now wears the uniform of a National Park Service volunteer, […]

Air Force seeks 2017 NPSA nominees

By Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs Air Force officials are currently accepting submissions for the 2017 National Public Service Award. The American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration established the award to honor individuals whose outstanding contributions and accomplishments allow them to be viewed as […]

6 hot job hunt tips from military spouse hiring insiders

By Amy Bushatz, and Plenty of large companies — think and Starbucks — have recruiters specifically dedicated to hiring veterans and military spouses. Some have even set goals for how many veterans and military spouses they want to hire in the next few years. But breaking into these companies can still be […]

Navy urges patience for sailors waiting on PCS orders

By Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs Following passage of the 2017 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the Navy announced today [May 22] that Sailors should continue to expect to receive permanent change of station (PCS) orders with approximately two months or less lead time through the end of the fiscal year. While the Navy will make every […]