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1. VA 2017 Compensation Rates- effective 1 Dec 16

For the new rates go to:

2. TRICARE is adding new services and screenings.

Effective Jan.1, 2017, TRICARE will cover annual preventive office visits for all Prime beneficiaries 6 years of age and older. TRICARE Standard beneficiaries can receive preventive services with no cost-share or copayment through disease prevention examinations. Also, the annual well-woman exam will continue to be covered for all Prime and Standard beneficiaries under age 65 with no cost-share or copayment.

3. Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry

Document your exposure and report health concerns, obtain a free health evaluation by VA or DoD provider, and stay informed of VA’s research. Go to

4. Spouse Scholarship – Major Group- Deadline 5 Dec

The Major Group, Inc. is excited to announce another military spouse scholarship opportunity.
This scholarship is open to the spouses of active duty United States service members of all branches.
Winner will receive 100% tuition assistance for an eligible certification program offered through The Major Group, Inc. plus the cost of the certification exam for chosen program.

Applicants are required to complete the application form online, register with the Military Spouse Employment Partnership, register with The National Military Family Association, and create an account either as a mentor or protégé with the Milspouse eMentor Program.

Applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on December 5, 2016. Winner will be selected at random and notified via email on or about December 15. See the attachment for more information.

5. Army- Navy Game – 10 Dec – Lewiston Vet Center

See the attached AvN flyer.

6. Holiday Cards for Togus Resident Veterans

AMVETS are collecting Holiday cards to disburse to Veterans at the Togus VA Hospital. POC is Jerry DeWitt,, – card need to be collected by 12/19/2016.

7. A word from our Personal Financial Counselors

Done your year-end tax planning yet? Harvest losses, adjust withholding, and make your Christmas list. Your Personal Financial Counselors are Free and Confidential for you and your Family. Contact us at Augusta 207-478-1615, Brunswick 207-274-3987, Bangor 571-469-1659, PFC.ME.NG@ZEIDERS.COM

8. Employment Opportunities

a. Maine Bureau of Veteran Services – Portland
It’s a full-time, front desk position in our Portland office (near the Jetport) working with/for our VSO Aaron Dombroski. Outstanding customer service skills, sense of humor, and attention to detail a plus!

b. BIW- Shipfitter
See the announcement above.

c. Goodwill Industries

Please see the list “Open Job Listings for Maine”.

d. True Textile – Guilford

Please see the announcements for Saulter Card Operaror and Sualter Roving Carrier.

e. Current Technician job announcements can be found on the MEARNG internet website at Select “Careers” link, then select “human resources,” then select “Job Postings” or on GKO at .

Wendy J. Moody
Maine Transition Assistance Advisor (TAA)
Skyline Ultd Inc., Contractor
Work: (207) 430-5778
Fax: (207) 626-4218

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  • Posting 16-7338 Shipfitter.pdf (175 KB)
  • Open Job…for Maine.pdf (124 KB)
  • Saulter Card…11.22.16.pdf (134 KB)
  • Saulter Roving…11.22.16.pdf (146 KB)
  • AvN.JPG (255 KB)
  • Military Spouse…December 16.pdf (286 KB)
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