We are now accepting Scholarship Applications for the 2012/2013 school year. This Scholarship is good for up to $15,000/year for tuition, books, and fees for a maximim of 4 years.
· Dependent child of active duty, retired, or deceased Naval Service (USN or USMC) resident in the state of California
· Graduating senior in the top 10% of high school graduating class
· Evidence of acceptance for Fall 2012 by an accredited 4-year college or university in the United States
All candidates must complete an Application. If the candidate has had unusual or extraordinary financial hardship in the family, due to loss of job, income, or additional expenses, then they may also complete a Special Circumstances Form to be submitted with the Application Package. This form does not apply for mortgages.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2012
Visit http://www.navyleague-sd.com/Scholarship.htm for more information
When you seek health care, there are services that require approval from both your primary care manager (PCM) and Health Net.
Some referral and prior authorization requirements changed on April 1, 2011 with the beginning of the new TRICARE contract. In fact, Health Net referrals are now required for most specialty services for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries regardless of where they live.
The best thing to do when you need health care is to follow these steps:
Talk with your primary care manager (PCM) or family doctor about the care you need. See if a Health Net approval is required. If so, ask your doctor to send a request to Health Net for approval. Upon approval from Health Net, set your appointment with the doctor to receive your care.
Detailed information on referral and prior authorization requirements are available on Health Net’s website at www.hnfs.com for you to follow.
We thought we would share a video that was sent to us from a PROUD Navy mom! This is an amazing tribute to the men and women of the Carl Vinson.
All the sailors aboard the mighty warship made daily sacrifices for the people back home to provide and protect our freedom. We are so honored to have them in our lives and extremely grateful to have them ALL home from a successful and amazing deployment!
Please click on the below link to view the video.
Be the first to order your USS Carl Vinson West Pac book! What a great gift for family and friends! It is always a wonderful way to preserve the memories for your sailor:
Carl Vinson West Pac 2010-2011 Cruise Book ordering info:
Cruise Books are $29.95 for a 500 page book and Cruise DVD.
Cruise Books can be ordered online at:
Operation Homefront Southern California Upcoming Special Offers
It is that time of year again, where we prepare to distribute school supplies to military children throughout Southern California. Our Back to School Brigade program is in full swing and registrations are now open. This year we will travel to Fort Irwin, Lemoore Vandenberg, Ventura, Seal Beach, China Lake, San Diego, Camp Pendleton, Barstow & 29 Palms. To learn more about qualifications that vary by location and to register please visit our website at www.operationhomefront.net/socal click on the Back to School Brigade highlight on the homepage or visit the events page and scroll through the calendar.
Our Financial Planning Classes are up and running. We are offering free informational classes at our office in San Diego on the second Wednesday of every month in the evening. Dinner will be provided. To learn more visit our website www.operationhomefront.net/socal and scroll through the calendar on the Events page. Reservations are required and space is limited for each class.
Freedom Walk 2011 will be help on September 11, 2011 at 9:00 am in Mission Bay at De Anza Cove in San Diego. Join us for this free walk as a memorial to the lives lost on 9/11 and a tribute to veterans. Registrations will begin in late July on our website for the walk. Keynote speaker is Jerry Coleman who is the only Major League Baseball player who saw combat duty in two wars. He was a Marine Corps fighter pilot who flew 57 missions in World War II in the South Pacific and 63 in Korea. He is a San Diego sports icon inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a broadcaster and a long time broadcaster for the San Diego Padres. After the short ceremony there will be a 5K walk along Mission Bay.
It is not even officially Summer yet and we are planning our Adopt a Family 2011 program. This program is to assist military families experiencing a financial hardship to have a special treat from the community. This is not meant to be the family’s entire holiday but a token of appreciation from the community. Families experiencing a financial hardship should apply to participate to receive extra assistance for the holiday. This year we will start accepting applications beginning on September 1st and will stop accepting on October 15th. We are moving up the dates to allow for more coordination time for all participants. Make sure to continue to check our website to get updates on this program. Applications will be posted on our site in mid July.
Have you checked out our Facebook page? If not, you are missing out on announcements and special offers. “Like” our page to get up to the minute news about what is going on at Operation Homefront SoCal. You can find our page at http://www.facebook.com/OHSoCal. Hope to see you there.
Operation Homefront Southern California Team
The Anheuser Busch “Here’s to the Heroes” program will provide members of the military and as many as three direct dependents with a free single-day complimentary admission to SeaWorld Orlando, San Diego or San Antonio; Busch Gardens Tampa Bay or Williamsburg; Sesame Place, Water Country USA, or Adventure Island.
Click here to register.
Greetings Gold Family and friends,
In light of all the Natural disasters this year we have outlined a few resources that will help in putting together a solid plan to keep you and your family safe. If you have any questions regarding the below info please let us know. Make sure you are prepared!
Check out the below links for info on Emergancy Preparedness:
American Red Cross:
Military One Source:
NFAAS leads you thru a 3 step process
Step 1: Self-Muster for event
Step 2: Update location and contact info
Step 3: Complete needs survey (if required)
Start Here : Log-on to NFAAS
Emergency Coordination Center:
Navy Region South east Accountability Team:
1-866 -203 -6004, (905) 542 -2234
NFAAS Help Desk:
(619) 553 -8167/DSN 553 -8167
Update DEERS info: