TRICARE expands treatment options for mental health and substance use disorders

TRICARE expanded mental health and substance use disorder (SUD) services, adding intensive outpatient programs and expanding options for opioid treatment. In addition to other improvements, this expansion improves access to care and increases opportunities for mental health and SUD treatment. It also makes it easier for beneficiaries to access the right level of care for their health and wellness […]

Spouse residency rule change gets first go-ahead

A change to military spouse residency rules was approved by the House this week — and if moved into law it could make military spouse lives more simple. If you’ve ever moved with the military — and that’s probably everyone reading this — you know that the residency rules for military spouses can be, well, confusing. And […]

As restoration nears completion, Old Ironsides returns to Boston Harbor

After a two-year restoration at historic Dry Dock 1 at Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston National Historical Park, America’s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution was refloated July 23. Since entering dry dock on May 18, 2015, ship restorers from the Naval History and Heritage Command Detachment Boston, and teams of Constitution Sailors have worked tirelessly side-by-side […]

5 ways to master networking at your next spouse event

Got business cards? There is no shortage of get-togethers happening this fall in the military sphere–locally near your installation and nationally around bigger cities, like Washington, D.C. and Dallas. Still, just showing up is not enough. You’re going to have to put some effort into your role as an attendee, be the proactive-engaged-prepared-type of attendee. If […]

Have short- and long-term plans if not selecting SBP

If you are electing not to enroll in the Survivor Benefit Plan, be sure you have both short-term and long-term plans for income replacement. Military retirement pay is an important part of a retired military family’s financial plan, but military retirement pay ends with the death of the military retiree.  Retirees and their spouses have […]