Health Benefits – National Guard Family Program


Applications Now Accepted for Military Spouse Scholarship

Apply before January 31 deadline!

ALEXANDRIA, VAВ January 5, 2011 – The deadline is quickly approaching for spouses to apply for the National Military Family Association’s Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program. Scholarships of up to $1,000 are awarded to military spouses to obtain professional certification or training, complete a two

Military Fatherhood Award Nominations Open January 18th!

Join us in celebrating Military Fathers and Families!В The nomination process for the 2011 Military Fatherhood Award will open on January 18th at 12:00pm ET.В Nomination criteria includes:

*Nominee’s ongoing commitment and dedication to hisВ child(ren).

*Nominee’s extraordinary effort to father from a distance during militaryВ separation

2011 National Guard Professional Development Seminar

Attached are the Professional Development Seminar announcement memorandums.В Registration for the event is open.В There is a separate link for each program so ensure that you use the right link.В Registering for the hotel will automatically register you for the Professional Development Seminar.В В
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Health Benefits

Healthy Hearts & Healthy Minds

members of National Guard and Reserve members are eligible for different TRICARE
benefits depending on their status:

  • On military duty for 30 days or less
  • When activated
    • If activated in support of a contingency operation you qualify for additional
  • When deactivated
    • Guard Members and Families of the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) may purchase
      the TRICARE Dental Program, but usually do not qualify for any other health benefits
      when not on active duty orders or immediately following a period of activation.


Is your Guard Member Title 10 or Title 32?

There is a difference in benefits between
Title 10 and Title 32. Please see definitions below and call your Family Program
Office for details.

  • Title 10: National service in missions commanded by and funded by the federal
  • Title 32: Service under the command of the state governor
    • Title 32 – Section 502(f): National Guard are allowed to be called up for
      federal service, while remaining under the control of the governor

For more information on TRICARE, go to the TRICARE website or call
your Family Program Office.


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