OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SPECIALIST (68L)

Major duties: The Occupational Therapy Specialist, under the direction of a registered militaryoccupational therapist, supervises or interviews, tests, plans treatment programs, and teaches andassists patients to facilitate maximum recovery by decreasing physical and mental disabilities resultingfrom illness or trauma, prevent injury, and promote life-style modification to improve fitness. The occupational therapy specialist must possess the […]

SPECIAL LEAVE ACCRUAL (SLA) COVID-19

Leave earned from 01 October 2020 thru 30 September 2021 (FY21), is NOT protected by Special Leave Accrual (SLA) and will be lost if not used or before 30 September 2021. SLA continues to be authorized to Soldiers serving in qualifying Hostile Fire Pay and Imminent Danger Pay locations per AR 600-8-10 and DoD 7000.14–RLeave […]

ACFT 3.0

A message from the 16th Sergeant Major of the Army In our continued efforts to improve the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT), we knew there would be changes along the way. Today, we formally announce ACFT 3.0, effective 1 April. What has changed? First, the Plank has been added as a full 100-point alternative to […]

Tuition Assistance Changes

On 12 February 2021, the GoArmyEd system will be deactivated. To facilitate the migration of the Tuition Assistance (TA) program data from GoArmyEd to ArmyIgnitED, the ArmyIgnitED system will be offline from 25 February-8 March 2021. Soldiers, Army Education Counselors, and Educational Institutions (EIs) will not be able to access TA data or functionality during […]

FY22 SFC Evaluation Board Results

The FY22 Regular Army (RA)/United States Army Reserve (USAR) Active Guard Reserve (AGR) SFC Evaluation Board will evaluate all NCOs in the zone of consideration. All considered NCOs will either be: Most Qualified (MQ); Distinctly annotated Full Qualified (FQ) Not Fully Qualified (NFQ); Name not included Individual OML standing (MQ, FQ and NFQ) will be […]

Army Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance Overview/Eligibility The Tuition Assistance (TA) program provides financial assistance for voluntary off-duty education programs in support of a Soldier’s professional and personal self-development goals. TA is available for courses that are offered in the classroom or by distance learning and is part of an approved academic degree or certificate program. The courses must […]

Special Duty Assignments

Performing Special Duty assignments is not only career enhancing, but also gives self-satisfaction while serving Soldiers. The following PDF explains some of the Special Duty assignments available for Soldiers. Full PDF found here: http://armyreup.s3.amazonaws.com/site/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/30130013/Special-Assignments-February-2019.pdf **Special assignments include special management command and joint, HQDA, and HRC assignments that have special missions and require personnel with specific […]

Recruit the Recruiter

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Be a United States citizen by birth or naturalization or a permanent resident alien.  Be at least 21 years old, but not more than 39 years old at time of selection (waiver authorized to age 45).  Have a minimum general technical (GT) score of 90 with a skilled-technical score of 90. (waiver authorized). […]

51C Reclassification

Deadline to submit your packet is 30 June 22. The panel dates are: Jul. 18-22, 2022 Required Documents: DA 4187 (Signed by your Company Commander) Soldier Record Brief (SRB) with redacted demographic information (i.e. race and gender). For example, please see example documents All NCOERs All Academic Evaluation Reports (DA 1059s) Last three APFT and […]

Written Bonus Agreement (WBA)

The WBA, within the SRB program, was established by reference (C) to provide the Army with an agile and flexible process to incentivize Soldiers currently on indefinite term reenlistment contracts to continue serving in the Regular Army. This MILPER message is effective on 1 June 2020 and may change after 1 July 2020 without further […]

Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)

Benefit Fact Sheet Summary The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) is a Federal Government-sponsored retirement savings and investment plan. It offers the same type of savings and tax benefits that many private corporations offer their employees under “401(k)” plans. Blended Retirement System (BRS) Members of the Uniformed Services If you are a member of the uniformed services […]

Controversial changes to GI Bill transfer rules delayed until next year

Defense Department officials will delay a controversial proposal limiting troops ability to share their GI Bill benefits with spouses and children after complaints from advocates and lawmakers that the move could hurt recruiting and morale. In a letter to lawmakers last week, acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness James Stewart said the move will be pushed […]

Transfer to the Space Force!

The United States Space Force (USSF) is now accepting applications for FY23 from 15 June 2022 – 30 June 2022.  Follow the “FY23 USSF Interservice Transfer Application Process” instructions below to submit your application. FY23 USSF Interservice Transfer Application Process Attached Reference 1 – USSF Enl & Officer Specialty Code Crosswalk Attached Reference 2 – […]

Space-A Travel is BACK

After two years of Space-A travel being on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic it is finally back! Defense officials issued a memo to the services and to U.S. Transportation Command on Friday, April 22, 2022, lifting all restrictions. This reopening allows Space-A travel on military and DoD-contracted aircraft for uniformed service members, retirees, dependents […]

Women’s History Month Spotlight

Harriet Tubman Beyond being the legendary “conductor” of the Underground Railroad, shepherding enslaved persons to freedom, Harriet Tubman also aided the Union’s military effort in the Civil War. Early in the war, Tubman served as a nurse for Union regiments before moving on to a larger role as spymaster and military scout. Under the direction […]

Women’s History Spotlight

Dr. Mary E. Walker Born in 1832 near Oswego, NY, Dr. Mary E. Walker always stood out in a crowd. She was independent, had great energy, and always knew that she would be useful in the world. Graduating from Syracuse University in 1855, Dr. Walker became one of the few female physicians in the country, […]

Changes to the Department of Veterans Affairs disability ratings…

We will all transition out of the military and medical is no joke when you start that process! Setting up medical starts with: Staying Informed Being Prepared Asking Questions DOCUMENT EVERYTHING You can start doing this by checking out this amazily well written and informative article! https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2022/02/15/vets-disability-benefits-for-tinnitus-mental-health-issues-may-change/