Activities of interest to Retirees at FAFB, Spokane, WA 

 

 

Date: April 28, 2017 at 10:05:04 AM PDT

 

REVENGEOF THE 6TH

On Saturday, May 6th at 6 PM the Red Morgan Event Center will be showing Star Wars movies and have a Yoda contest speaking contest.  There also will be Star Wars fighter games along with Storm Troopers in attendance.  This event is for the young and old alike.  Bring your grandkids for a fun filled night.  Cost will be $5 per person.  Call 509.247.1800 by April 28th to Register.

 

DHA: TRANSITION TO NEW TRICARE CONTRACT DELAYED

During a recent meeting of the Military Health System (MHS) MSO/VSO Executive Council, attended by FRA National Executive Director Thomas Snee, the Defense Health Agency (DHA) announced the transition to the new TRICARE contract will be delayed from Oct. 1, 2017, to Jan. 1, 2018.

 

The new contract reduces TRICARE from three regions -- North, South and West -- to two, East and West. Humana Health Insurance Company will manage the East and Health Net Inc., will manage the West.

 

The delay aligns the rollout of the new regions and contractors with the transition to TRICARE Select, which will replace TRICARE Extra and TRICARE Standard.

This alignment will reduce disruption of care for TRICARE recipients.

 

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Date: April 21, 2017 at 10:08:27 AM PDT 

 

NATIONAL PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE-BACK DAY

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is 29 Apr and aims to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs. The drop locations will be the Base Exchange lobby or Visitor Control Center. For questions contact Investigator Ngiraked, 247-5868.

 

REVENGEOF THE 6TH

On Saturday, May 6th at 6 PM the Red Morgan Event Center will be showing Star Wars movies and have a Yoda contest speaking contest.  There also will be Star Wars fighter games along with Storm Troopers in attendance.  This event is for the young and old alike.  Bring your grandkids for a fun filled night.  Cost will be $5 per person.  Call 509.247.1800 by April 28th to Register.

 

ADDRESSES CHANGES FOR DFAS CUSTOMERS

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service mailing addresses for retired and annuitant pay are changing May 1.  Mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service will be sent to Indianapolis where it will be processed and sent electronically to the DFAS facility in Cleveland.  

 

The new addresses for retired pay is:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service 

U.S. Military Retired Pay 

8899 E 56th Street Indianapolis IN 46249-1200

 

The new addresses for annuitant pay is:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service

U.S. Military Retired Pay

8899 E 56th Street

Indianapolis IN 46249-1300

 

Rather than have difference post office boxes as in the past, the difference now is reflected in the different ZIP codes. As of May 1, the previous post office boxes in London, Kentucky, will no longer be valid for mailing transactions.

 

 

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 //signed//

JIM R SMITH, SGM, USA (RET)
Director, 92 ARW/RAO
7 W Arnold, Bldg 2040, Rm 109
Fairchild, WA 99011
509-247-5359 Phone