Q&A: TRICARE For Life and Your Family

Saturday, September 16, 2023 / BlogNewsMarine Corps/DoD News

FALLS CHURCH, Va.  –  For many families, staying healthy is a big priority. If you’ll be eligible for TRICARE For Life (TFL) soon, you might be wondering how this affects your family’s health care coverage.“Your TFL eligibility is based in part on your eligibility for Medicare,” said Anne Breslin, TRICARE For Life program manager at the Defense Health Agency. “When you become eligible for Medicare, your family members who aren’t yet eligible for Medicare may stay in their current TRICARE plans.”

US may put armed troops on commercial ships in Strait of Hormuz

By Lolita C. Baldor and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press

US may put armed troops on commercial ships in Strait of Hormuz
Tuesday, August 8, 2023 / BlogNewsMarine Corps/DoD News

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The U.S. military is considering putting armed personnel on commercial ships traveling through the Strait of Hormuz, in what would be an unheard of action aimed at stopping Iran from seizing and harassingcivilian vessels, four American officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.

US Marine acting commandant details future direction of service

By Megan Eckstein

US Marine acting commandant details future direction of service
Monday, August 7, 2023 / BlogNewsMarine Corps/DoD News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Marine Corps’ top officer has sent a message to all Marines to clarify the direction the service will take while he awaits Senate confirmation to become commandant.

Land Navigation Award Presented

National Executive Director Makes Presentation

Land Navigation Award Presented

Recently, Robert Donaghue, national Executive Director, attended The Basic School graduation aboard MCB Quantico, VA to present the “Maj Keith Wells” Land Navigation Award. The recipient of this award was 2Lt. William Hyer from Bridgehampton, NY.

Better pay for junior troops will be top focus of new House panel

By Leo Shane III

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 / BlogLegislative News

A special House panel on military quality of life issues plans to spend the next year analyzing service member pay issues with an eye towards significant financial boosts for junior enlisted troops in 2025, according to the congressman tapped to lead the effort.

Marine Corps officially opens Guam base, with an eye toward China

By Irene Loewenson

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 / BlogMarine Corps/DoD News

The Marine Corps on Thursday, 26 Jan 2023 held an activation ceremony for its base on Guam, which ultimately will be home to about 5,000 Marines and will serve as a “strategic hub” in the Indo-Pacific, a Corps news release said.


The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act.

Sunday, January 1, 2023 / BlogNewsCamp Lejeune Water

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.

The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

Changes to Burn Pit Registry

By Stephanie Eber

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 / BlogVA News

Since 2014, VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry has been an important tool for recent Veterans and service members to record their airborne hazard exposures and related health conditions, with an optional examination with a health care provider to learn more.

What You Need to Know About Estate Planning


Tuesday, June 14, 2022 / Blog

Proper estate planning is vital to protect your loved ones and your legacy. But it's often neglected or put off until it's too late.