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.
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.
served at least 180
days of active duty in the Military or Coast Guard
discharged under conditions
other than Dishonorable
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
college success workshops
entrance exam test preparation
- social and cultural
Veteran's Upward Bound
(888) 262-1681 toll free
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
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
You may access the verification and order pages by clicking
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
(c) 2005 Military.com.
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.