Servicemembers traveling for official business, including deployments, will continue to receive full reimbursement for reasonable, authorized excess baggage fees, defense officials said.
As deployments have remained consistent for soldiers and family members, separation has been commonplace. To aid in strengthening the separated families’ relationships, the Reading program promotes the “read aloud” experience for separated families.
A panel looking at military compensation has recommended dramatic changes in the military retirement system.
Many of the expectant mothers helped by the two groups -- North Star Group and Operation Showers of Appreciation -- have spouses who are deployed and will not be home for the birth of their new babies.