Tagged: Department of Defense

VA National Cemetary

VA National Cemeteries To Resume Committal and Memorial Services Starting June 9th

VA national cemeteries resume committal and memorial services halted by the COVID-19 pandemic  WASHINGTON — U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) national cemeteries will resume committal services starting June 9 in all but two VA national cemeteries.  VA national cemeteries will contact families who were unable to hold a committal service due to the COVID-19 pandemic to arrange memorial services… Read more
SDVOSB Newsletter

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Overview, Certification and FAQs

Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) The Department of Defense (DoD) has undertaken an outreach effort to identify small businesses owned and controlled by veterans and service-disabled veterans. The DoD outreach effort aims to improve prime and subcontracting opportunities for veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. The DoD believes that the sacrifices made… Read more
New law provides eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers with access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.

Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR access extended to more Veterans beginning 2020

More veterans and caregivers to have eligibility The Department of Defense (DoD) is proud to expand commissary, exchange and morale, welfare and recreation retail eligibility to: Purple Heart recipients Former prisoners of war All veterans with service-connected disabilities Individuals approved and designated as the primary family caregivers of eligible veterans under the Department of Veterans Affairs Program of Comprehensive Assistance… Read more
Military Draft Notice Text/Email Fraud Alert

Military Draft Notice Text/Email Fraud Alert

URGENT NEWS: Army Recruiting discredits military draft texts FORT KNOX, Ky., Jan. 7, 2020 — A number of fraudulent text messages informing individuals they have been selected for a military draft have circulated throughout the country this week. U.S. Army Recruiting Command has received multiple calls and emails about these fake text messages and wants to ensure Americans understand these… Read more
Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day May 19th, 2018

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy and Air Force Days. The single-day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under one department — the Department of Defense. Each of the military leagues and orders was asked to drop sponsorship of its specific service day in order… Read more
April Is Month Of The Military Child!

April Is Month Of The Military Child!

April is the Month of the Military Child; a time to recognize and appreciate military children for their service and sacrifice. Military children live with perpetual challenges presented by frequent moves, parental deployments, and life transitions including reintegration and dealing with profoundly changed parents. In their own way, military-connected children serve alongside their military parents. There are over 2 million… Read more

Armed Forces Day 2017

Combining individual military branches under one department… the history of Armed Forces Day! Today (Saturday, May 20) is Armed Forces Day in United States of America. Today we honor all five military branches: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard and those of us who have or continue to serve our great nation! Thank you to all who… Read more