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Check to see if your state is one who does the sales tax holiday before schools starts back in a few weeks.
08/04/2021
2021 Sales Tax Holiday

Check to see if your state is one who does the sales tax holiday before schools starts back in a few weeks.

+ Florida first held a sales tax holiday for school supplies in 2007. This was not re-enacted in 2008-09. Massachusetts was not enacted from 2008 to 2014, 2016 and 2017. Beginning with 2018, the sales tax holiday is permanent.* Details for some state programs are not available yet, website points to...

35 Things We Want Civilians to Know
02/05/2021
35 Things We Want Civilians to Know

35 Things We Want Civilians to Know

Editor's Note: The term "civilian" in this piece is used to describe members of a family where no one serves

02/03/2021

NECC Force Chaplain shared this today. Chaplains are always available if you are in need.

Each year February 3rd is dedicated as Four Chaplains Day in the United States. This day commemorates the events of February 3, 1943, when the SS Dorchester, a troop transport ship, was struck by a a German submarine torpedo and sank. There were 902 servicemen aboard the ship when it sank; hundreds lost their lives, but the story of the selfless acts and bravery of four chaplains who went down with Dorchester was carried in the memories of those who survived.

Four Chaplains – a Methodist minister, a Jewish rabbi, a Roman Catholic priest, and a Dutch Reformed minister – all boarded the ship in New York after completing chaplain’s school at Harvard. On Feb. 3, 1943, at 12:55 a.m., German submarine U-223 torpedoed the Dorchester off the coast of Newfoundland, only 150 miles from her final destination. As the ship was going down, in the midst of the chaos and terror, the four chaplains worked together to try and instill calm and help as many men as they could. They helped distribute life jackets and got survivors into lifeboats. When the supply of life jackets ran out before each man had one, the four chaplains removed their own life jackets and gave them to others.

Eyewitnesses say that as the ship finally began to sink below the water, the four chaplains stood against the deck with their arms linked together praying and singing together. They prayed together and died together.

On Dec. 19, 1944, Congress posthumously awarded each of the chaplains the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Service Cross. Congress also attempted to posthumously confer the Medal of Honor on each chaplain. However, because the chaplains had acted after the torpedo attack was over, and this medal required heroism performed “under fire,” they did not technically qualify. In response, members of Congress authorized the Four Chaplains’ Medal, a special medal intended to have the same weight and importance as the Medal of Honor. It was approved by a unanimous act of Congress on July 14, 1960.

The spirit of the four chaplains is the heartbeat of Religious Ministry in the Navy today. Our duty is to help you in any way we can, to offer a figurative life jacket that helps keep your head above water. If you or someone you know needs help, reach out today, don’t wait until you feel your ship is sinking.

02/03/2021

Join Blue Star Families and American Red Cross for a virtual town hall on military-connected families and the #COVID19Vaccine on Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. ET.
Register: tfaforms.com/4876485

Mark your calendars and don't forget to register first.
01/25/2021
The Original Virtual Military Spouse Event Is Back for the 6th Year

Mark your calendars and don't forget to register first.

Years before virtual workshops, conferences and summits became the norm, the team at InDependent was presenting military spouses with what they needed: a virtual wellness summit that fit their schedule. And it's back this year.

Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy
09/12/2020

Office of the Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy

Shipmates, heads up!

A Presidential Memorandum was issued to temporarily defer Social Security tax withholdings through the end of 2020.

What does this mean for us? Most service members will see what seems like “extra money” in the coming months, but we are going to have to pay that back. Collection of deferred taxes will be taken from wages between January 1 and April 30, 2021. Military members and civilian employees are not eligible to opt-out of this, which means we all need to have a game plan.

Visit Military OneSource, the Fleet and Family Support Center, or speak with your Command Financial Specialist for more resources on how you can budget and prepare for this #PayrollTaxDeferral.

For more info and FAQs visit https://go.usa.gov/xGWrm

Blue Star Families
09/09/2020

Blue Star Families

Hiring Our Heroes is pleased to announce the 2020 Military Spouse Employment Summit will be held virtually, so you can attend from the safety and comfort of your desired location!

Why join on September 17th from 12 - 1:30 PM ET? Because the summit will explore the long-term viability of the innovative employment solutions adopted during COVID-19 and how they impact military spouses.

Register here: https://bddy.me/2GbAkzb

09/09/2020
Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families

Blue Star Families team members Jusika M. and Jessica S. meet up for a quick chat on the annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey! Watch to find out all the details on why the #BSFSurvey is important for YOU.

Take the survey here: https://bluestarfam.us/BSFSurvey20FB

Have questions? Reach out to us at [email protected]

Blue Star Families
09/09/2020

Blue Star Families

It's Su***de Prevention Week, so today, we're sharing the top three things to know from the Military Health Care System. #ConnectToProtect #BeThere

Have you visited NECCFamily blog yet?  Check out the newsletters from CNIC's Family Connection to the Navy Reserve's Alm...
09/02/2020
Newsletters

Have you visited NECCFamily blog yet? Check out the newsletters from CNIC's Family Connection to the Navy Reserve's Almanac.

Family Connection GoldStar Family Quarterly Newsletter Provided by CNIC The Navy Reservist (TNR) The Almanac Provided by Navy Re...

08/03/2020

7 Amazing Benefits of Hugging Children!

07/30/2020
TRICARE

TRICARE

From preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, or high school (and sometimes college). . . your children are covered by TRICARE.

Did your kid celebrate a social-distance graduation during the #COVID19Pandemic?

Give them a shout out in the comments below! In honor of our grads, post a photo of your graduation!

07/30/2020
Military OneSource

A closer look at Tricare Reserve Select

Today, we take a closer look at TRICARE Reserve Select and some recent changes made to the program as a result of COVID-19.

Navy MWR at Home
05/26/2020

Navy MWR at Home

U.S. Navy
05/21/2020

U.S. Navy

Taking Some of the Stress out of PCS Moves with the New MyPCS Mobile

As majority of Sailors with Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders now find themselves experiencing additional stress due to the additional expenses incurred as their orders have been cancelled, postponed, or modified, MyPCS Mobile can help ease the stress during any type of PCS move under normal conditions as well as those caused by COVID-19.

Details: https://www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=113005&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=100001308562361&utm_campaign=Misc

05/18/2020
Surface Force Atlantic

Surface Force Atlantic

Join Capt. Waite for his Week 5 video as he discusses dealing with cabin fever and keeping yourself going forward during these uncertain times.

03/30/2020
www.navy.mil

Friends and family of NECC, this is a challenging time. Please remember OPSEC first, always. Never post or share anything about deployment timelines and changes to operations. Remember that health information is protected and private information, never post anything about someone's health. It is important to remember small details can be pieced together by those who wish us ill, to reveal significant information could pose a threat. If you have questions, the Navy has the "Navy Social Media Handbook" at https://www.navy.mil/ah_online/opsec/docs/Policy/Navy_Social_Media_Handbook_2019.pdf

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