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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that the application process for the national Veterans Identification Card (VIC) is now available for Veterans — yet another action honoring their service. This has been mandated through legislation since 2015 to honor Veterans, and rollout of the ID card fulfills that overdue promise. Only those Veterans with honorable service will be able to apply for the ID card, which will provide proof of military service, and may be accepted by retailers in lieu of the standard DD-214 form to obtain promotional discounts and other services where offered to Veterans.
More here: https://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=3979
> AF announces 2016 Information Dominance Award winners
> Keesler honors 50 years of service with room dedication
Retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 Francis Herbert delivers remarks during a room dedication ceremony in his honor in Cody Hall April 26, 2016, Keesler AFB, MS. The room was dedicated to him for his 50 years of service in air traffic control in the Army, Army Air Corps, and Air Force from 1942-1972 then as a Keesler civilian instructor for 20 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Marie Floyd)
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FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- Defense Finance and Accounting Service warns of email scams targeting military members, military retirees, and civilian employees.
Scammers have even gone so far as to "spoof" DFAS email addresses so that the recipients would think it was actually coming from DFAS personnel. In a spoofing email, the scammer makes it appear that the message is coming from a legitimate source. This is to try to lure the reader into believing it's genuine.
DFAS officials are developing pages on their website to highlight their official email policy, examples of scam emails and law enforcement agencies that can initiate an investigation.
"As long as you keep your login credentials private and to yourself, then your account is pretty much assured a fairly decent amount of security.
For more information on the DFAS email policy, click here. For more retiree news and information, please visit www.retirees.af.mil.
Request Military Service Records ... DD-214s are now online
Please pass on to other vets. DD-214 discharge papers are ONLINE. The National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) has provided the following website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214s online: http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records/.
This may be particularly helpful when a veteran needs a copy of his/her DD-214 for employment purposes. NPRC is working to make it easier for veterans with computers and Internet access to obtain copies of documents from their military files. Military veterans and the next of kin of deceased former military members may now use a new online military personnel records system to request documents.
(U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)
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