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Certification Process Eases for Student Recipients of Survivor Benefit Plan

By Andrew Corso

A commitment to continuing education is an important investment in the future. This is especially true for a student covered as a child annuitant under the Survivor Benefit Plan, or SBP

The plan's child-annuity payments typically end when recipients turn 18. But if you are a recipient attending full-time school — in high school or at an accredited trade school, technical or vocational institute, college or university — you are eligible to continue receiving payments until the end of the school year during which you turn 22, as long as you remain unmarried.

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Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal

Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Air Force officials announced nomination criteria for the new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal following the official establishment of the decoration May 22.

The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location.

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Minuteman ROTC Scholarship campaign underway

By Lt. Col. Jefferson Wolfe

United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) has six Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarships remaining to award this year.

Army Reserve Soldiers and those planning to enlist can help pay for college through the Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty Scholarship Minuteman Campaign. It provides college students with an ROTC scholarship and eventual commission as an Army Reserve officer.

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DOD's Military Spouse Employment Partnership Reaches Milestone

OCT. 25, 2019

The Military Spouse Employment Partnership program now has more than 400 employers as partners, according to officials from DOD's Military Community and Family Policy Office.  

Expanding its support for military spouses, DOD inducted 42 new employers into the Military Spouse Employment Partnership on Oct. 22 at its annual New Partner Induction Ceremony in Arlington, Virginia. This inductee class also was the largest number of federal partners in MSEP's eight-year history. 

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VA expands Military Spouse Employment Partnership program

October 25, 2019

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today it is expanding employment opportunities for military spouses departmentwide, as part of its formal induction into the Department of Defense (DOD) Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) program.

The career program connects military spouses with more than 390 affiliated employers who have committed to recruit, hire, promote and retain military spouses in portable jobs.

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