News

VA joins Army in research effort to prevent suicides

Story by Thomas Brading | Army News Service
WASHINGTON — An ongoing Defense Department-directed epidemiological study recently got a helping hand that could help generate actionable recommendations to reduce military suicides. SUICIDES

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Board votes on proposed changes to clothing bag

Story by Zack Kevit | Army G-4
WASHINGTON — Members of the 151st Army Uniform Board met to discuss and vote on recommended changes to the clothing bag. Discussion topics included standard issue items for all Soldiers and more specific items for female Soldiers. CLOTHING

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New 406th AFSB commander visits DLA site

Story by Timothy Hoyle | DLA Disposition Services
Warfighter first and strong partnership are two tenants of the Defense Logistics Agency strategic plan that were reinforced during Col. Fredericka Harris, new commander, 406th Army Field Support Brigade, site visit. DLA

Community

Hispanic Americans: Shaping the Bright Future of America

Article by Army.mil
The U.S. Army values the contributions of American Soldiers with ancestry from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America. Hispanic Americans have not hesitated to defend and show their allegiance to this nation in many ways. HISPANIC

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Payroll tax deferral: What does it mean?

Article by Defense Financial and Accounting Service
In order to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Presidential Memorandum was issued on Aug. 8 to temporarily defer Social Security (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI)) tax withholdings. This change  is through 2020. TAX

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Moving after death of loved one, step to new normal

Article by Military OneSource
Moving after the death of a loved one can be an important step toward a new normal. However, it can be emotionally exhausting. In addition to grieving, you may be faced with deciding where to relocate and what to do with your loved one's belongings. MOVING

Health and Wellness

Health expert encourages following science, not myths

Story by Douglas Holl | Army Public Health Center PAO
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. — Army Public Health Center experts continue to emphasize the importance of listening to experts and not promoting unproven treatments or rumors on how COVID-19 spreads and adhere to safety recommendations. MYTHS

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People at high risk should get flu shot for protection

Article by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Getting a flu vaccine during 2020 through 2021 is more important than ever because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The flu vaccination is especially important for pople who are at high risk from flu; many of whom are also at high risk for COVID-19. FLU

 

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TRICARE: Open season is coming, take time to prepare

Article by TRICARE
The annual period when TRICARE beneficiaries can enroll in or change health plans for the next year, is right around the corner. Take the time now to learn about your eligibility, fees, as well as health, dental and vision plan options. OPEN