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  • TRICARE payment types for calendar year 2018

    With the Jan. 1, 2018 changes to new stateside regions and contractors, you may need to update your payment option to guarantee continued payment of your TRICARE enrollment fees and monthly premiums.
  • Take command with TRICARE changes: Enrollments shifting from fiscal to calendar year starting in January 2018

    Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. Changing from fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year.
  • Take command: Register to learn about upcoming changes to TRICARE

    The Military Health System is modernizing TRICARE to better serve you and respond to changes in law and policy. Join us for our next webinar on Thursday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 2 p.m. (EDT) to learn how TRICARE is changing and how to prepare for these changes.
  • Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

    You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan on Jan. 1, 2018. If you want to enroll in a TRICARE plan or change coverage after Jan. 1, 2018, you’ll need to take action to enroll in the plan of your choice.
  • Aid from above: 62nd brings relief in Irma aftermath

    Hurricane Irma was one of the most powerful Atlantic storms in decades, tearing its way across the Caribbean earlier this month as a Category 5 hurricane and decimating much in its path. In the brief respite between Hurricanes Irma and Jose, members of the 62nd Airlift Wing were able to partner with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to
  • Airmen honor prisoners of war

    Team McChord Airmen participated in POW/MIA remembrance week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Sept. 11-15 in honor of all prisoners of war and those missing.  The week’s events included a wreath laying ceremony, motorcycle ride, 24-hour run and remembrance luncheon.  An annual tradition, POW/MIA week brings together Airmen, Soldiers, and
  • Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

    September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
  • McChord leadership honor loadmaster legend

    A rare honor was bestowed on a prior McChord Airman and his family during a street renaming ceremony Aug. 19 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.   The ceremony unveiled McChord Field’s  newly renamed street Chief Master Sgt. William M. Cannon Boulevard, previously 5th Street Northeast on Heritage Hill. The late Cannon was a retired McChord loadmaster who
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