Oct. 5, 2021

Q&A: TRICARE For Life Expert Discusses How You Get Coverage

Oct. 1, 2021, marked the 20th anniversary of TRICARE For Life (TFL). Congress created TFL as Medicare-wraparound coverage in 2001 in order to extend TRICARE coverage to Medicare-eligible military retirees and their family members.

Sept. 30, 2021

COVID-19 Booster Shots are Now Available – What You Need to Know

Booster shots of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine are now available at military medical treatment facility and Department of Defense vaccination sites.

Sept. 29, 2021

TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments to Increase in 2022

Do you get your prescription drugs through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or at a TRICARE retail network pharmacy? If so, you’ll pay anywhere from $1 to $8 more in copayments starting Jan. 1.

Sept. 28, 2021

Need a COVID-19 Test? Here’s What You Need to Know

As the highly contagious Delta variant spreads, it’s now more important than ever to protect yourself and your family. Getting vaccinated is the number one way you can do this, along with mask wearing, social distancing, and washing your hands. Another critically important step is knowing when and how to be tested for COVID-19.

Sept. 24, 2021

Storytellers: Narratives on Mental Health

Three storytellers shared their experiences with overcoming adversity during a Storytellers event hosted by the Kadena Suicide Prevention Team at the McDaniel Center at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 9, 2021.

Sept. 23, 2021

Myths and Facts About the Vax — Debunking Common COVID-19 Vaccine Myths

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) -- The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is fact or fiction, the science is clear … approved COVID-19 vaccines work.

Sept. 23, 2021

Knowing What’s What: Comparing TRICARE Dental Program Covered Services

From routine dental cleanings to oral surgery, the TRICARE Dental Program (TDP) gives you access to a wide range of covered dental services. These services are placed into categories, and it’s important to know the differences between them so you’re aware of when and how much you need to pay for care.

Sept. 22, 2021

Retiring From the Service? Get to Know Your TRICARE Options

If you’re getting ready to retire from active duty or reserve service, your goal is likely to make a smooth transition to civilian life. TRICARE can help you do that. When you retire from active duty or retire from the National Guard or Reserve, you’ll experience a TRICARE Qualifying Life Event (QLE).

Sept. 21, 2021


Suicide prevention is among the highest priorities of the Army.

Sept. 21, 2021

MHS Health Literacy

Going to the doctor and getting information can be hard to understand. We're here with five tips that will help you understand the information your doctor gives you and how to seek out other resources to better understand your treatment and medications.

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