Family Assistance Centers (FAC)
Family Assistance Centers provide a variety of referral based services to geographically-dispersed families and retirees from all military components. Services include, but are not limited to, ID cards and Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) enrollment, TRICARE and military medical benefits education, emergency financial services, legal information & referral, crisis intervention and referral, and community information and referral.
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Honoring National Guard and Reserve Family Readiness Awardees
Office of the Secretary of Defense (Reserve Affairs) and chiefs of the National Guard and Reserve in honoring seven outstanding military family readiness organizations during the DoD Reserve Family Readiness Award ceremony Friday in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.
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The ARNG Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) is a Department of Defense program who works with civilian and military agencies to provide comprehensive support services to Family members with special needs.
EFMP provides a defined process to screen Exceptional Family Members (EFMs-children and adults). To ensure availability of care during the assignment process, CONUS and OCONUS, Soldiers must enroll EFM's with special education and medically related service needs and support.
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BLENDED RETIREMENT SYSTEM OPT-IN COURSE NOW AVAILABLE!
- The Fiscal Year 2016 Nation Defense Authorization Act created a new military retirement system that blends the traditional legacy retirement pension with a defined contribution to Service members’ Thrift Savings Plan account. The new Blended Retirement System goes into effect on January 1, 2018.
- All members serving as of December 31, 2017, are grandfathered under the legacy retirement system. No one currently-serving will be automatically switched to the Blended Retirement System.
- Though they are grandfathered under the legacy retirement system, Reserve Component Service members who have accrued fewer than 4,320 retirement points as of December 31, 2017, will have the option to opt into the Blended Retirement System. The opt-in/election period for the Blended Retirement System begins January 1, 2018, and concludes on December 31, 2018.
- All Service members who enter the military on or after January 1, 2018, will automatically be enrolled in BR
To take the Opt-In Course:
For more information: http://militarypay.defense.gov/BlendedRetirement/