Rick Martinez

Rick Martinez is an editor-writer and communications, public relations, marketing and news/digital media professional. He is the proud son of a U.S. Air Force veteran. As a journalist, he’s worked as an editor, managing editor, staff writer and reporter, copy editor and photographer for newspapers, magazines and broadcast and digital media outlets in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and New Hampshire. A Ball State University graduate, he is currently the principal of Pinewood Communications.

Articles by RickMartinez

What to Know About DOD’s Covid-19 Vaccine Mandate

Updated: December 24, 2022

Service members have a new vaccine requirement.  On Aug. 25, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin ordered all United States service members, including the National Guard and Reserves, to get Covid-19 vaccinations. While several branches of service are still determining details, the Navy and Marine Corps announced personnel must be fully vaccinated by the end of the […]

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Most Tricare Premiums Will Increase in 2022 

Updated: September 29, 2022

Health insurance premiums are rising in 2022 for retired reserve members, transitioning service members and young adults with Tricare plans. But, rates will decrease for reservists, according to an update to Tricare’s operations manual published on the Military Health System website on Sept. 14.  The Defense Health Agency (DHA) published the 2022 rates Sept. 14, […]

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