TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) Basic and Enhanced
The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) ended in 2018 and was replaced by the Office of Personnel Management’s Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP). If you were eligible for TRDP, you may be able to enroll in a FEDVIP dental plan.
You must enroll in FEDVIP dental during the annual Open Season, or after a FEDVIP Qualifying Life Event.
Click here for more information on BENEFEDS.
The return home from combat can often leave servicemembers feeling out of place with the most important people in their lives - their families.
"In deployment, Soldiers grow accustomed to a new lifestyle and a new 'family' - those buddies that bond together to defend each other," said Maj. Ken Williams, 14th Military Police Brigade chaplain. "This lifestyle change is prolonged and becomes familiar, i.e., the new normal."
The families also change while the Soldier is deployed.
"The family is a system," Williams said. "When one family member is absent, the whole system changes. All members of the family adapt to a new 'normal' way of life."
When the servicemember returns, the family may feel uncomfortable with each other, and the servicemember may withdraw from the family.