Military OneSource Program Expanding to One Year Beyond Active Duty


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Military OneSource

The recipient of master’s degrees in acquisition and contract management, and military national resource strategy and policy, David F. Baucom is a former supply corps officer with the United States Navy who recently retired at the rank of rear admiral (RADM). Despite no longer being on active duty, David Baucom remains a member of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).

The MOAA is the country’s most influential lobbying association on behalf of military officers and their families. It also serves as a hub for announcements affecting military veterans and recently shared news of the expansion of the Military OneSource benefit program. In January, Pentagon officials confirmed that Military OneSource will be available to veterans and their families for up to one year following active duty, although there has been no date confirmed as to when the expansion will become official. Previously, veterans only had access to Military OneSource benefits for six months after leaving active duty.

The benefit program provides free non-medical mental health support as well as life coaching and career help to veterans and is instrumental in helping veterans become acclimated to civilian life. Several advocate organizations have argued the real issues associated with the transition to civilian life don’t occur until beyond six months after military discharge. The total cost of expanding the benefit to one year is expected to be around $500,000.


J.B. Grimes Returns to Auburn Tigers


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J.B. Grimes

A retired rear admiral (RADM) with the United States Navy, David F. Baucom specialized in logistics and supply chain management throughout the course of his 34-year career. David Baucom holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Auburn University and remains a passionate fan of the school’s football team.

The Auburn Tigers posted their first 10-win season since 2013 and, despite losing offensive line coach Herb Hand to the Texas Longhorns in the offseason, a familiar face will return to coach the position. The team announced on Jan. 17 that J.B. Grimes, who served as Auburn’s offensive line coach from 2013 to 2015, will replace Hand next season. Grimes spent the past two seasons as an offensive line coach with the University of Connecticut and the University of Cincinnati. He helped the UConn offense improve from a national ranking of 122 the year prior to 50 in 2017.

During his initial tenure with Auburn, Grimes helped the Tigers earn a BCS Championship berth with the help of the nation’s best running game; in fact, in 2013, the Tigers became the first Southeastern Conference team to lead the country in rushing yards. Grimes has additional coaching experience with Arkansas State, Kansas, Mississippi State, and East Carolina, among other schools, and has coached at the collegiate level since 1979.

Pair of Washington Capitals Players Named to NHL All-Star Team

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Washington Capitals

David F. Baucom is a retired rear admiral (RADM) with the United States Navy who holds master’s degrees in acquisition and contract management as well as national resource strategy. While working at The Pentagon in Washington, D.C., from 2009 to 2011 as deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for acquisition and logistics management, David Baucom became a fan of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Washington Capitals.

The Capitals were one of nine teams to have multiple players make their respective division’s All-Star team in the 2017-2018 season, as both Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby were named to the Metropolitan Division team. Ovechkin, who serves as the captain of the Capitals, was voted onto the team by receiving the most votes among fans, while Holtby, the team’s goaltender, was selected by league officials. Capitals coach Barry Trotz was also announced as coach of the Metropolitan Division team.

A 32-year-old native of Moscow, Russia, Ovechkin has 28 goals and 21 assists through 45 games to lead the Capitals in scoring. Holtby, meanwhile, has a win-loss record of 24-9 to go along with a 2.66 goals against average and a .917 save percentage. It is the third consecutive year in which the former Vezina Trophy winner has been selected to the All-Star Game, which is a record for a Capitals goaltender.

Atlanta Braves Release Veteran Adonis Garcia

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Adonis Garcia

A member of the Military Officers Association of America, David F. Baucom is a retired rear admiral (RADM) who specialized in logistics during his 34-year career with the United States Navy. Beyond his career pursuits, David Baucom is a passionate fan of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Atlanta Braves.

The Braves will be without Adonis Garcia in 2018, as the team released the veteran third baseman so he could sign a contract with the LG Twins of the Korean Baseball Organization. A 32-year-old native of Cuba, Garcia joined the Braves in 2015 and hit 10 home runs to go along with 26 runs batted in (RBI). The following year, he recorded 14 home runs, 65 RBI, and a .273 batting average in 134 games. However, he missed most of 2017 due to a hand injury and finished the year with only 5 home runs, 19 RBI, and a .237 batting average.

Garcia’s departure leaves the door open for Johan Camargo and Rio Ruiz to compete for playing time at third base. Camargo is lauded for his defensive ability, but he also posted the best offensive season of his career in 2017 with 4 home runs, 27 RBI, and a .299 batting average through 82 games. Ruiz, meanwhile, registered a relatively unimpressive .193 batting average with 4 home runs and 19 RBI in 53 games last season.