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The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) annual addition limit

If you work in a combat zone anytime during the calendar year and also
contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), the annual addition limit
is important to understand. Learn more about the annual addition limit
of TSP at
http://www.dfas.mil/mil-news/mar2008/annualadditionlimit.html

Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) Web site provides service
certificates for Servicemembers¿ Civil Relief Act of 2003 (SCRA)

A new free service is available on a Defense Manpower Data Center
(DMDC) Web site to obtain certificates of current active duty service needed
for creditors under the Servicemembers¿ Civil Relief Act of 2003
(SCRA). Learn more about the DMDC at
http://www.dfas.mil/mil-news/mar2008/freeActiveDutyServiceCertificates.html

New policy for death gratuity beneficiary designations

You may want to update your DD Form 93, Record of Emergency Data, due
to recent changes to death gratuity beneficiary policies. Learn more
about the policy changes at
http://www.dfas.mil/mil-news/mar2008/deathgratuitybeneficiarypolicychanges.html

TreasuryDirect Program

Did you know that you can buy U.S. Savings Bonds in electronic form and
hold them directly with the U.S. Treasury over the Internet? You can
even convert your paper savings bonds into electronic form and hold them
in an account with the government. Both are possible when you open a
TreasuryDirect account. Be sure to check out more information on the
TreasuryDirect Program at
http://www.dfas.mil/mil-news/mar2008/treasurydirectprogram.html

Navy Wounded Warrior (WW) Pay Support

The January 2008 newsletter featured an article on the Army Wounded
Warrior Pay Program. This month, we¿ll focus on the Navy¿s Wounded
Warrior Program. More information on the Navy Wounded Warrior Program is
available at
http://www.dfas.mil/mil-news/mar2008/navywoundedwarriorpaysupport.html

Do you know your entitlements?

1. Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) and Household Goods. If the
member is storing their household goods at government expense while on
temporary change of station orders, can he/she still receive BAH? For the
answer, got to
http://www.dfas.mil/mil-news/mar2008/bahandhouseholdgoods.html

2. Leave. How many days of accumulated leave can members of the armed
forces carryover if they are not serving in areas designated for
greater carryover or in support of contingency operations? For the answer,
go to http://www.dfas.mil/mil-news/mar2008/leave.html

New Newsletter Feature:

***In order to download the entire March 2008 Military Pay Newsletter
in .pdf format, please go to http://www.dfas.mil/mil-news/mar2008/ and
use the link provided on the website.***

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