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2007 Archive - Family Programs Update

December 15, 2007
  • A Message from the Director
  • AUSA's Cincinnati Chapter Announces Scholarships
  • Central California Chapter Hosts Concert to Aid Military Families
  • My Life, A Kid's Journal Helps Families Through Deployment

  • December 1, 2007
  • Military Spouse Career Advancement Initiative
  • AUSA Chapter Teams up with Foundation to Support Troops and Families
  • Force Reduction in Europe Postponed
  • House Committee Addresses GI Bill for Reserve Component

  • November 15, 2007
  • House Approves Tax Relief Legislation
  • New Career Initiative for Military Spouses Announced
  • New Legislation Affects TRICARE Supplements
  • "Recovery Coordinators" Planned for Wounded Warriors and Their Families

  • November 1, 2007
  • New Legislation Would Mandate In-State Tuition for Children of Active Duty Military
  • House Subcommittees Discuss Tax Breaks for Servicemembers
  • Retiree COLA to increase 2.3% in 2008
  • Army Increases Funding For Support Groups, Child Care and Counseling

  • October 15, 2007 (10/22/2007)
  • Army Leadership Focuses on Army Families at AUSA Annual Meeting
  • AUSA Military Family Forum II Stresses Need to Support Military Children
  • AUSA Family Programs Featured on Army Wife Talk Radio
  • Commission Releases Report on Veterans Care and Benefits

  • OCTOBER 1, 2007
  • Congress Addresses Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Administration Seeks Lifetime Care for Medically ‘Unfit’ Veterans
  • Veterans’ History Project
  • Defense Forums Focuses on Veterans’ Needs

  • September 15, 2007
  • AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award Winners Announced
  • AUSA’s Tucson-Goyette Chapter Shows Its Support for Deployed Troops
  • Dwell-Time Amendment May Get New Vote
  • VA Catching Up on Retroactive Pay Backlog

  • September 1, 2007
  • AUSA Military Family Forums at the 2007 Annual Meeting
  • AUSA Fort Lewis Chapter Holds Event to Support Surviving Spouses
  • Retired Pay Restoration Act of 2007
  • Bush Administration to Propose Improved Disability Package for Veterans

  • August 15, 2007
  • Military Students Highlight Transition Challenges at MCEC Conference
  • House Approves Defense Spending Bill; Includes 3.5% Pay Raise
  • Indiana Governor Signs Military Family Leave Act
  • Oregon Offers Tax Credit Incentives to Health Care Providers Serving Military Families

  • AUGUST 1, 2007
  • AUSA Military Family Forums at the 2007 Annual Meeting
  • FY 2008 Defense Authorization Bill Put on Hold
  • Senate Passes ‘Wounded Warrior’ Bill
  • DoD Seeks Additional Funds for Mine Resistant Vehicles

  • July 16, 2007 (07/16/2007)
  • Spanish Language Version of “Your Soldier, Your Army: A Parents’ Guide” Now Available
  • Senate Focuses on Family Support and Child Custody Issues Affecting Deployed Servicemembers
  • Congress Addresses Shortfalls in Benefits and Services to Veterans
  • SCRA Protections May be Expanded under New Laws

  • July 1, 2007
  • DoD Plans Expansion of Military Family Life Consultants Program
  • Wounded Warrior Bill Passes Senate Committee
  • Congress Addresses Military Spouse Employment

  • June 15, 2007
    • Task Force on Military Healthcare Issues Interim Report; Higher TRICARE Fees Endorsed
    • Home Care for Veterans Proposed Under New Bill
    • Education Benefits Improve for Minnesota Veterans
    • Senators Urge Secretary Gates to Improve Mental Healthcare for Troops

    JUNE 1, 2007
  • FY 2008 Defense Authorization Bill Would Improve Pay and Benefits
  • Legislation Proposes Expansion of Eligibility of VA Mortgage Life Insurance
  • Indiana and Arkansas Pass Military Friendly Legislation
  • New VA Panel to Improve Services for Returning Combat Veterans; Seeks Comment

  • MAY 15, 2007
    • FY 2008 Defense Authorization Bill Would Improve Pay and Benefits
    • Army Details Changes to Wounded Warrior Care at Walter Reed
    • DoD Mental Health Advisory Team Survey Results Released
    • Landmark 21-Year Study to Track Long-Term Health of US Servicemembers

    MAY 1, 2007
    • Reminder: Nominations Sought for Volunteer Family of the Year Award
    • Military Spouse Appreciation Day is May 11, 2007
    • AUSA Family Programs Sponsors Month of the Military Child Activities at Pentagon
    • Tours in Iraq and Afghanistan Extended to Fifteen Months

    APRIL 15, 2007
    • Reminder: Nominations Sought for Volunteer Family of the Year Award
    • Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2007 Passes Senate; Faces Presidential Veto
    • Bill to Improve Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury Introduced
    • List of Countries Removed From Imminent Danger Pay List

    April 1, 2007
    • Reminder: Nominations Sought for Volunteer Family of the Year Award
    • Independent Review Group Holds First Meeting on Walter Reed; Invites Comment
    • Bill to Improve Education Benefits for Veterans Introduced
    • Army Creates Wounded Soldier Hotline

    March 15, 2007
    • Nominations Sought for AUSA Volunteer Family of the Year Award
    • AUSA’s President Responds to Plans for Increased TRICARE Fees
    • Congress Proposes Changes to the Military Death Gratuity
    • FCC Provides Address for Military Families to Comment on Cost of Long Distance Calls
    • Virginia In-State Tuition Rules Benefit More Servicemembers

    March 1, 2007
    • AUSA Family Programs Attends 2007 Family Readiness Summit
    • TRICARE Strategic Plan Presented at DoD Medical Conference
    • New Program Supports Spouses Coping with Deployment Stress
    • Webinars Show How New Technology Can Help Military Families

    February 2007

    February 1, 2007
    • AUSA Family Programs Partners With SaferKidz
    • New 2007 Tax Rules for Charitable Donations
    • Military OneSource Offers TaxCut Basic Online by H&R Block
    • Special Extra Earnings for Military Service
    • Investing Guidance for Military Families

    January 16, 2007
    • Controversy Over Drug Used to Treat Combat Injuries
    • Repeat Iraq Tours Raise Risk of PTSD, Army Finds
    • Suicide Rate Spikes Among Troops Sent to Iraq War
    • New Guidelines Allow Troops Who Have Recovered From Traumatic Stress Disorders to Redeploy
    • Guide for Families of Wounded Servicemembers Available On-Line

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