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Category Archives: Government Relations

Standing for What Matters

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent on the things that matter. -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr Today, on our country’s celebration of the life of slain … Continue reading

January 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Hagel: And the Cuts are Just Beginning

Good ol’ Chuck didn’t even let the ink dry on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013, which so cleanly and effectively stripped veterans, wounded warriors, retirees, active duty and surviving spouses … Continue reading

December 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

Strength in Numbers: Military Families Unite

When I had my first child, my husband and I barely had two pennies to pinch together. My husband’s chief and his wife brought us a gift of baby clothes … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

Stirring the Hornet’s Nest

It seems like yesterday when my husband told me that Mike and Carlos Boettcher, famous father/son correspondents for ABCNews, were embedded with their unit in Afghanistan. These national reporters were … Continue reading

December 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

Congress’ Christmas Message to the Troops

Christmas for the Troops came early this year. Congress decided it needed to show the entire military family exactly how much they appreciate the sacrifice, dedication, honor and commitment that … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 139 Comments

I’m Scared.

The winds of change are blowing. Major changes to Tricare ABA Policy and Pharmacy Policy are coming down the pike. Changes that will potentially hurt thousands of children with autism, … Continue reading

July 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

Advocating For You: A Letter to United HealthCare

Last week, we asked our members stationed in the TRICARE West region about their experience with the recent insurance transition from TRIWEST to United Healthcare Military and Veterans. We have … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 2 Comments