Blog Posts in "Military Programs"

TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage for the next year. This year, TRICARE Open Season begins Nov. 9 and ends Dec. 14. Any enrollment changes you make will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2021. Open season applies to anyone enrolled in or eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select. If you’re eligible to participate in TRICARE Open Season, you have three options: Stay in your plan. If you want to stay in your current TRICARE health plan, you don’t have to re-enroll. You’ll continue in your current health plan through 2021 or a... read more

Join Wreathes Across America on National Wreaths Across America Day December 19, 2020 at 12:00pm Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 2,000 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad. Cemetery officials announced Monday that the Arlington National Cemetery annual wreath-laying at gravesites that had been set for Dec. 19 has been canceled "with great regret" because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that decision ... read more

For 79 years, the USOhas been serving the men, women and families of the military. The USO has played an instrumental role in providing morale boosting live celebrity tours, events, and programs for the troops andtheir families. Due to the worldwide pandemic, the USO has had to transition their in-person events to virtual programming. The USO kicked off their Military Virtual Programming (MVP) back in April of this year. The USO's MVP series is dedicated to positive, uplifting digital engagements for troops and military families across a wide variety of programming including entertainment, fa... read more

It's that time of year again, nominations are now open for Operation Homefront's 2021 Military Child of theYear® Awards! This is such a wonderful opportunity for our military kiddos. Spread the word and help us honor our military kids. Nominations are being accepted for the 2021 Military Child of the Year® Awards. Anyone can nominate! Nominations will be accepted through December 7, 2020, 11:59PM EST. NOMINATE HERE! The annual awards will recognize eight outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Seven of them will represent a branch of the armed forces — the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force,... read more

United States Postal Service is Making it Easier to Support the Troops this Holiday Season The U.S. Postal Service offers discounted shipping year-round for military, perfect for sending presents and cards to military members this holiday season. Once again this year, The postal service has rolled out their recommended shipping dates for family members and loved ones of service members. To send packages to friends and loved ones serving in the military and diplomatic posts abroad, the U.S. Postal Service offers a year-round discounted price of $19.60 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate® Bo... read more