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Service Members and Families get Free Pass to National Parks

 

Service members and their families will be able to enter all of America's national parks free of charge for a year.

The pass allows the holder and passengers in a single private vehicle to access some 2,000 sites that charge per vehicle.  At sites where a fee is charged per person, it covers the pass owner and three adults aged 16 and older.

Military personnel can get the pass at any national park or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee by showing their military ID.

The pass is available to activated members of the National Guard and reserves, but not for military veterans or retirees.

Please see the following link for further details:

https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm

 

You can no longer send batteries (single use or rechargeable) by USPS

USPS prohibits the mailing of single use and rechargeable batteries internationally as well as to and from APO, FO and DPO locations.  This does not apply to domestic mail.

 

 Please see the following link for more information:

 http://about.usps.com/postal-bulletin/2012/pb22336/html/updt_004.htm

 

 

Housing Early Application Tool (HEAT)

 

HEAT has been designed to assist service members and their families in applying for housing Navy wide.  Heat allows service members to apply for housing at one or more Navy installations online before or after they receive their PCS orders.

 Please see the following link for more information:

 https://www.cnic.navy.mil/ffr/housing/heat.html

 

 Tricare Dental

 

The Dental Program coverage is always changing for Active duty and  Reservist. Tricare will  be providing dental coverage to over 2 million family members of uniformed service active duty personnel, members of the Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve, their eligible family members, and Survivors.  

Beneficiaries will have access to a network with over 161,000 dentist access points, and this number continues to grow.

Additional information about the contract is available at https://tricare.mil/About/Changes?sc_database=web and benefit updates are available at www.tricare.mil

PLEASE NOTE that the change to MetLife is for the TDP program only.  The Active Duty Dental Program will still be administered by United Concordia®.

 

Military Absentee Voting

 

Visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program website to find out more information on how to vote if you are not registered in the state you are physically located in.

http://www.fvap.gov/

 

 

Walgreens is no longer participating in the Tricare prescription program

http://www.express-scripts.com/TRICARE/news/networkChange.shtml

 

 

Great Programs at your local FFSC

Your local Fleet and Family Support Center offers many different workshops and resources.  Make sure you check out the monthly schedule:

https://www.cnic.navy.mil/SanDiego/FleetAndFamilyReadiness/index.htm

 

 

The Navy's 31st Annual Bay Bridge Run/Walk is Coming Up!!

 

Sunday, May 21st, 2017.  San Diego to Coronado.  Your only chance to cross the bridge on foot.  Register Today!

http://mwrtoday.com/bridgerun/                                                                              Updated: 5/16/17