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Direct-Access Maintenance Availability

Begin date/time: Friday, 28 June 2019, 0500 (CST)

End date/time: Friday, 28 June 2019, 2300 (CST)

Reason: Direct-Access will not be available during this period in order to perform a disaster recovery test.

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June 14, 2019

TRICARE Extended Care Health Option Helps Families with Special Needs

Do you have a family member with special needs? Do they need health care services beyond those covered by their current TRICARE health plan? The TRICARE Extended Care Health Option (ECHO) may be right for them. ECHO provides supplemental health care coverage for active duty family members with a qualifying mental or physical disability.

June 14, 2019

TRIWEST - In Case You Missed It eNewsletter 2019

Adding a New Family Member Opens a Qualifying Life Event; Military Kids Connect Program; Coverage Now Available for Banked Donor Milk; Updating Other Health Insurance; Retiring From Active Duty Status Retro Enrollment; ​TRICARE Young Adult for Young Adults; Getting Care While Traveling; Re-Branded Tobacco Education Campaign; Register for Health Teleclasses; Need Help Losing Weight?

June 12, 2019

PPC Procedures & Development (P&D) Presents: Words of Wisdom Wednesday (26 June 19)

Join us on Wednesday, 26 June at 1300 (CST) to learn all about the Direct Access Airport Terminal.

June 12, 2019

Moving Away to College May Change Your Child's TRICARE Options

Is your student heading away to college this fall? TRICARE coverage of eligible dependents extends to college students. A change of address, such as moving to a new country, city, region, or ZIP+4 code is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE). If this QLE applies to your student, you have 90 days from the date of the address change to change his or her TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select health plan.

June 12, 2019

Direct-Access (DA) Limited Access on 28 June

Direct-Access will not be available on Friday, 28 June, 2019 (from 0500 to 2300 (CST)) in order to perform a disaster recovery test.

June 12, 2019

Stand-Up of the Assistant Commandant for Reserve (CG-R)

This ALCOAST announces that effective 11 June 2019 the Assistant Commandant for Reserve (CG-R) achieved initial operating capability. As a result, the legacy Office of Reserve Affairs (CG-131) is disestablished.

June 6, 2019

Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Family SGLI Premium Reductions

ALCOAST 193/19 announces the new reduced monthly premium rates for life insurance coverage under the Servicemembers' Group Life Insurance (SGLI) and Family Service members Group Life Insurance (FSGLI) programs. These premium reductions make these great life insurance programs even better benefits than they currently are. These premium reductions do not require any actions by the members.

June 4, 2019

PPC Customer Newsletter

Here is the May 2019 issue of the PPC Customer Newsletter

June 3, 2019

Updated Guidance on Screening for Overseas Duty

Overseas Screening is no longer required for assignments within the city of Anchorage, Alaska or within the island of Oahu, Hawaii. A full medical pre-screening is no longer required prior to submission of an e-resume as long as the member and the departing command have confirmed there are no indications of a member being unsuitable for overseas assignment.

May 31, 2019

Defense Travel Management Office Allowances and Regulations Update

The Defense Travel Management Office has updated the following information for 01 June 2019:

May 31, 2019

Officer Specialty Management System Update

Officer Specialty Management System (OSMS) Version 2.0 is on the way! Processing of requests for legacy OSCs will be suspended 1 JUL 2019

May 31, 2019

June 2019 Active/Reserve Payroll Processing Schedule

Here is the June 2019 AD Payroll Processing Schedule

May 29, 2019

Your Child Transitioning to Adulthood with TRICARE Young Adult

Did your child graduate from college, but hasn't yet launched a career? Not to worry, TRICARE may still be available to provide health care coverage. A change in family composition, like when your child becomes an adult, is a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event. After your child turns age 21, they're no longer eligible for regular TRICARE.

May 24, 2019

Health Matters Newsletter (West Region) Issue 2019-2

When Life Happens: What to Do After a Qualifying Life Event; Adding a Family Member? Enrolling Newborn and Children in a TRICARE Health Plan; Navigating Your Summer Move with TRICARE; TRICARE Coverage for College Students; TRICARE West Website Tools and Registration Tips; Update DEERS to Maintain TRICARE Eligibility; Save Time and View Referrals and Authorizations Online; Protect Your Skin, Minimize Your Skin Cancer Risks; FAQ Corner

May 23, 2019

Transfer of Education Benefits (Post 9/11 GI Bill) Policy Reminder

ALCOAST 177/19 provides a final reminder to transfer Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to eligible dependents prior to 12 July 2019.