October 2011

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No Tuition Assistance Cuts in 2012

The same week the Marine Corps backed off their decision to gut their tuition assistance program, the DoD’s American Forces Press Service released an article saying the DoD would not be reducing their Tuition Assistance payment rates – at least not right away.



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Are Veterans Benefits Under Attack?

This year, we have seen an assault against the protections and benefits promised to veterans. From health care cuts to retirement pay reductions, veterans and…


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DBB Retirement Plan Draws Fire

Several Congressmen have joined veterans’ organization leaders in their opposition to the Defense Business Board’s recommendation to radically overhaul the current military retirement system.




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4 Ways To Keep Them Honest

So that the truth may set you free, or at least help your claim along. Last week we talked about the “Not Surprise” factor of…


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2012 COLA Rate Announced

It’s official, military and federal civilian retirees, survivor benefit annuitants, disabled veterans and Social Security recipients will see an increase for the first time since 2008.









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Retiree COLA Watch

Our friends at the Military Officers Association of America maintain a constant watch on the factors that determine the cost of living adjustment for military…



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NATO, DoD Spending Crunch

Yesterday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced that the current budget crisis will preempt full U.S. involvement in the current NATO operations in Afghanistan and Libya….


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Corps Mulls Tuition Assistance Cuts

Last week a draft memo was circulated that outlined a proposal to cut Marine Corps Tuition Assistance to less than $200 a credit hour and limit the number of units a Marine could take each year.