Do any of our veteran members want to chime in on the difference between the two? From what I've read, it looks like every soldier who has served in the armed services at any time is eligible for Tricare benefits, but only soldiers who served in a conflict are eligible for VA benefits.
Is this right or am I missing something?
Here's a good resource that I believe answers this question:
TRICARE and VA Dual Eligibility
It's from myarmybenefits.com , the official site.