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30 December 2016

Family News

Want to know where you can use your military discount?

Check out http://www.4militaryfamilies.com/militarydiscounts.htm.  This site lists common businesses that offer military discounts; however, be cautioned about providing information for "free" items as you may subject yourself to spam.


Important TRDP Benefit Information for Guard/Reserve Pre-Retirees and Retirees

National Guard and Reserve personnel who elect to enroll in the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program within 120 days after retirement are eligible to skip the 12-month waiting period normally required for certain TRDP benefits (such as crowns, bridges, and braces). All new enrollees seeking to obtain the waiver should submit a copy of their retirement orders along with their enrollment application.

It is important to note that as with all new retirees, the 120-day period during which a “gray area” retired Reservist or Guard member can enroll in the TRDP to qualify for the 12-month waiting period waiver begins with his/her retirement effective date, not the date he/she reaches age 60.

Eligible retirees and their family members can find answers to their questions about the program as well as enroll using Delta Dental’s dedicated TRDP web site at www.trdp.org or by calling the the toll-free number at (888) 838-8737.

NLR VFW Offers Help to Spouses of Deployed Service Members

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 11474 (Levy Memorial Post) in North Little Rock, AR is offering help to Spouses of Deployed Service Members who live in the local area.  VFW Post 11474 has established an Alert Roster of Volunteers to provide Free Labor to help Family Members with emergency needs.  The volunteers consist of Carpenters, Electricians, Plumbers, Mechanics, General Laborers, and other trades.  VFW Members understand how overwhelming even little things can be when a loved one is away from home serving his/her country.  If you have an Emergency, Your Local VFW is just a phone call away.  For assistance with your emergency needs, Call Levy Memorial VFW Post 11474 at 501-753-5538. 

In 2004, in accordance with the Adopt-A-Unit program of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, Post 11474 adopted the 39th Brigade Combat Team and sent many care packages and items to the soldiers.  It is our intent to continue to help our service members and now to extend this help to family members of deployed service members.

VFW Post 11474 would also like to encourage service members (past and present) who are eligible for membership to join our organization.  The Ladies Auxiliary would also like to extend an invitation for Wives, Daughters, and Granddaughters of eligible members to join the Ladies Auxiliary.  For more information, please call 501-753-5538 or visit our post at 4400 Lynn Lane, North Little Rock, AR 72118.

Thank you for your service to our Great Nation.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


BOB DELK
Commander
VFW Post 11474


Veteran's Upward Bound 
Veteran's Upward bound serves the unique needs of eligible veterans from Northwest Arkansas and the Little Rock area who desire to enter and succeed in a college or vocational school.  All services are FREE to eligible veterans.

Eligibility
  • served at least 180 days of active duty in the Military or Coast Guard
  • discharged under conditions other than Dishonorable

    Offerings

  • academic refresher classes in English, Spanish, Math, Science and Computer Technology (online classes available
  • college admissions preparation and enrollment assistance
  • financial aid information and application assistance
  • academic and career counseling
  • college success workshops
  • entrance exam test preparation (i.e.: COMPASS)
  • social and cultural activities
Contact Information

Veteran's Upward Bound
(888) 262-1681 toll free
(479) 575-3553
http://precollege.uark.edu

Free SAT/ACT Software for Military Families (Active, Guard, Reserve, and Retired)

In association with the Department of Defense (DoD), eKnowledge LLC announces that a group of NFL, NFL Europe, AFL and CFL football players, represented through the Victory Sports Group Agency, is donating several million dollars worth of SAT and ACT test prep programs valued at $199 each to families in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard for the school year 2005-2006. Through this sponsorship, active duty, National Guard, Reserve, and retired military personnel can obtain eKnowledge's $199 SAT/ACT Standard Power Prep program(s) and the $199 fee is waived. Families who request the program(s) pay only shipping & handling costs associated with the request. Servicemembers may request as many programs as they need for the students in their lives.

To facilitate ordering, DoD has created a secure website through its Military Homefront site (http://www.militaryhomefront.dod.mil/) to quickly verify a person's military status before linking them to the software ordering site. You may access the verification and order pages by clicking here.

Programs ship to domestic U.S. addresses and APO addresses. The sponsorship covers the regular purchase price of $199 and the family pays only the shipping and handling. The programs have a one-year license and are intended for the sole individual use of students on their personal home or laptop computer and are not intended for group or classroom instruction through the schools.

NMFA applauds this donation and the support shown by the players and the Victory Sports Group Agency for military families.

Do you have questions or comments about this program? E-mail us at families@nmfa.org

(c) 2005 Military.com.


Vacation Plans?

If you are planning to visit an amusement park ... Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines and their families are advised to check the web site of their intended destination park, or to call the park well in advance.  Many parks are now offering FREE ADMISSION or substantially reduced prices to military members and their families if they will apply for their tickets on line.  The following is a list of parks that offered free admission last year, and which have announced that they will do so again:

" Sea World" parks in Orlando, Fla., San Diego and San Antonio;
" Busch Gardens" parks in Tampa, Fla., and Williamsburg, Va.;
" Sesame Place," a children's play and water park, near Philadelphia;
" Adventure Island" water park in Tampa; and
" Water Country USA" water park in Williamsburg, Va.

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479-573-5747/
501-987-8752

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Camp Robinson, Box 27
North Little Rock, AR. 72199

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