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  • JBLM breaks ground on $11M traumatic brain-injury center

    Type of content: News

    A public-private partnership funds a new center to treat traumatic brain injury at JBLM. The facility broke ground on Thursday.

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD — By the time Staff Sgt. Spencer Milo arrived for treatment outside of Washington, D.C., he had suffered two traumatic brain injuries in two different wars and was taking more than a dozen different medications.

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  • Survey: Military-family uncertainty on the rise

    Type of content: News

    Uncertainty about a variety of issues is on the rise among military families, according to the latest Blue Star Families Lifestyle Survey.

    For the first time this year, the survey included post-service employment on the list of topics of potential concern — and it placed in the top five among both active-duty and veteran respondents.

    There’s a theme of  “eyes on the exits,” said Cristin Orr Shiffer, deputy director of research and policy for the nonprofit Blue Star Families.

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  • In defense bill battle, military pay and benefits are casualties

    Type of content: News

    Military advocates lost on almost every big benefits fight they waged in the legislative run-up to the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.

    The legislation is still in limbo, awaiting a presidential veto that could end up scuttling nine months of Capitol Hill work on the annual military policy measure. But in the lobbying arena, Pentagon penny pinchers who pushed for trims in military personnel spending accounts already can declare victory, having swayed lawmakers to their side.

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  • The Civilian-Military Gap Is More Of A Drift Than A Divide

    Type of content: News

    Neither population has intentionally chosen to isolate itself from the other. Instead, a “drift” has occurred.

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  • Mission Family: Dempsey put priority on family

    Type of content: News

    Army Maj. Chris Dempsey, his voice breaking with emotion, read the retirement orders for his father, now-former Joint Chiefs chairman Army Gen. Martin Dempsey.

    Maj. Dempsey and his sisters Megan and Caitlin, who have also worn the uniform, their mother, Deanie, and Dempsey’s mother, Sarah, all were recognized by President Obama as he thanked the entire Dempsey family for their service to the country, in the Sept. 25 ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Virginia.

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  • Higher drug co-pays, uniform DoD-VA formulary in defense bill

    Type of content: News

    Easier access to urgent care, higher pharmacy co-pays and a coordinated formulary between the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments are among the changes service members, families and retirees will see in health care as a result of the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill.

    If the legislation gets past a threatened veto from President Obama over unrelated issues, Tricare beneficiaries will see an uptick in co-payments for prescription medications at retail pharmacies and by mail once the bill, HR 1735, becomes law.

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  • The number of child abuse cases in the military hits a decade high

    Type of content: News

    Confirmed cases of abuse and neglect of military children increased markedly in 2014, Defense Department data showed on Wednesday, prompting concerns among Pentagon about efforts to safeguard the nation’s over 1 million military children.

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  • Record numbers of veterans are getting jobs in the government — but a lot of them quit

    Type of content: News

    The share of federal jobs going to veterans is at its highest level in five years, new data shows, with former service members comprising almost half of full-time hires in the last fiscal year.

    One in three people in government is now a veteran, proof that the White House’s six-year push to give those who served in the military a leg up in the long hiring queue for federal jobs is working.

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    Employment
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  • Veterans discharged for misconduct have higher risk of homelessness

    Type of content: News

    (Reuters Health) - U.S. veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq who were discharged due to misconduct are more likely to be homeless than other returning vets, according to a new study.

    “The most significant finding was that 26 percent of veterans who were separated for misconduct-related reasons were homeless at their first VA encounter; and this number climbed to 28 percent within one year after their first VA encounter,” said lead author Dr. Adi V. Gundlapalli of the VA Salt Lake City Health Care System.

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  • Obama to announce DoD's new credit protections

    Type of content: News

    New, stronger rules aimed at protecting service members from high-cost loans will take effect starting Oct. 1, according to Obama administration officials.

    President Obama is expected to announce the rules in his address to the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention Tuesday, one of a number of initiatives and issues related to service members and veterans that he is expected to discuss at the convention.

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