Field Report #311 October 1, 2008

Congress has revamped the GI Bill for military members (including active duty, Reserves, and National Guard), who have at least 90 days of active duty service after September 11, 2001.

Missing Troop's 'Puzzle'
Before any American recovery team sets foot on foreign soil in search of missing servicemembers’ remains, historians at the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command must painstakingly piece together the servicemembers’ final moments in the hopes of pinpointing their location.

How do I file a Veterans Affairs claim? How do I get enrolled in the V.A. system and get an appointment? What’s the difference between the TRICARE Reserve Select and TRICARE Prime health plans?

The Oct. 1 establishment of the Defense Media Activity will change the way the Defense Department gets news, entertainment and information to servicemembers and their families.

DoD Announces Upcoming Iraq Deployments
The Defense Department today announced replacement units scheduled to deploy next year to Iraq.

Afghanistan "Cautiously Optimistic"
The Pakistani leadership now appears to be acting against terrorist sanctuaries located in the country’s remote federally administered tribal area.

Who goes to the library at 2 a.m.? Anyone can now, thanks to an initiative that makes Defense Department library materials available online.

  • 3.9 Percent Pay Raise For Military
  • Who Serves in the Military Today?
  • Oct 12-18 is Absentee Voting Week
  • Lawmakers Moving On Veterans Bills
  • Binge Drinking: Don't Be 'That Guy'

  • Best of Days-Worst of Days
  • Birth Story...
  • Looking for fellow Rakkasans
  • The collapse of Capitalism
  • Should Women be allowed to go to war?

  • Need Passport