The impact of military deployment on children

Being a military family is hard, it’s hard for the person serving (obviously) and if divorce rates are any indication, it is also hard on the spouse. 657 more words


March 3, 2015

Dear Sgt Shaft
I filed an appeal and a reviewer stated to me that I should contact my friend in Washington DC. The reviewer found the medical records showing both my legs to be injured in the Military in Germany and at Ft. 954 more words

Sgt. Shaft

Keep Calm and Get Your TRICARE On

Nothing gives me a warm fuzzy feeling like talking about health insurance. So I guess it’s best to just jump right on in, head first. Though since we are on the topic of insurance, we shall be very cautious before diving in. 455 more words


February 17, 2015

Dear Sgt. Shaft:
I recently turned 65 and have Medicare part A and B and have Tricare For Life. I have a retired US Army ID card which I show if requested when I receive medical care. 898 more words

Sgt. Shaft

Panel warns Tricare in ‘death spiral’

Stars and Stripes: The military’s Tricare health insurance is a broken system that is now in a “death spiral” and must be replaced, a congressional review commission told the House on Wednesday. 481 more words


Military Family Planning Bill Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Today a pro-active, pro-family planning bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate. As we have reported regularly, sexual assault in the military is an increasingly dire problem, The Access to Contraception for Women Servicemembers Act would increase protections for those women who suffer assault, as well as ensure that ALL women servicemembers have equal access to preventive reproductive health care. 165 more words