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12-17-02, 07:51 AM #1
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- Jun 2002
- Jacksonville, NC
Military Report December 17, 2002 Issue
Enrollment Deadline Nears in Long-Term Care Open Season
Military and civilian personnel who don't have an extra $20,000 to spend on long-term health care and who can't count on their families to take care of them, can sign up for the Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program until Dec. 31, when open-season enrollment ends.
Income Requirements for Family Program Changed
Income requirements for the Family Subsistence Supplemental Allowance program have changed, and servicemembers seeking help should contact financial advisers on their base.
Lower Reserve Retirement Age Gets Damper
Thomas F. Hall, the new assistant defense secretary for reserve affairs, says that lowering the start of reserve retirement pay from 60 to 55 might mean robbing Peter to pay Paul.
New Housing Allowance Rates Set
The DoD has released the 2003 Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates, and servicemembers can get the information online.
Retired Military Golf Classic Announced
The 20th Annual National Retired Military Golf Classic will be held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, from May 27 to May 31, 2003.
Send Holiday Messages to Servicemembers Overseas
The Navy's LIFELines Services Network and nationally-syndicated advice columnist Dear Abby are geared up to handle the online version of the Operation Dear Abby holiday letter-writing campaign for all U.S. servicemembers stationed overseas.
Tax Fairness Bill Gets Shelved
A casualty of the last Congress was the Armed Forces Tax Fairness Act of 2002, which died on Nov. 22 when the House adjourned.
Toys for Tots Taking Donations
The U.S. Marine Corps is once again running the Toys for Tots program this holiday season. Through this program, new, unwrapped toys are collected and distributed as Christmas gifts to needy children in communities around the nation.
IN LOVING MEMORY OF MY LATE HUSBAND, SSgt Roger A. Alfano, USMC
ONE PROUD MARINE
Once a Marine...Always a Marine
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