Saturday, October 29, 2011

DADT: Soldiers Member-designated Benefits

Department Reminds Troops of Member-designated Benefits
WASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2011 – In their ongoing review of military benefits in connection with the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” Defense Department officials have now identified a total of 14 benefits where members may designate beneficiaries of their choosing, regardless of sexual orientation.

“We listed eight member-designated benefits in our original Quick Reference Guide, released Sept. 20. We’ve now validated an additional six,” said Defense Department spokeswoman Eileen Lainez. “While these are not ‘new,’ now that we’ve confirmed these additional benefits, we’re updating the Quick Reference Guide to ensure all are aware of their beneficiary options.”

The 14 benefits identified for members to designate whomever they wish as beneficiaries are: continue reading>>>

DADT: Soldiers Member-designated Benefits, Revised

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