The NATEODA Board of Directors have regretfully decided to not have a convention this September. This comes after much careful thought, even though all of the Board members wish it could happen. We felt there were too many uncertainties about travel and restrictions from COVID-19 health protocols. The Board is determined to have a convention in 2022 and will keep everyone informed through updates on the website of our plans for the 2022 convention date and location.
> Do you have a MyHealtheVet Online Account? These accounts are one of the best tools you can have in order to manage your interactions with the VA. It can save you untold hours of listening to “hold music” on your phone.
To help you utilize this tool, we have expanded the explanations and linked to a new video on the “MILITARY/VA BENEFITS” page of this site. Just click on the tab above and scroll about ¾ of the way down the page to see this new information.
> The EOD Heritage Museum showcasing historical contributions and technology development in field of explosive ordnance disposal will soon open with your help. The EOD Warrior Foundation has a GoFundMe website with information to raise $100,000 for the museum. Read the full story here.
> Changes to the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) will eventually eliminate the offset for surviving spouses who are also receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The changes will take place in three phases. Read more in Military/VA Benefits.