New Fairness to Veterans Act Unveiled

April 08, 2015 | Terry Howell

The following has been provided by The American Legion - 'Fairness to Veterans' empowers veteran-owned businesses in rebuilding nation's infrastructure  WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Mike … [Read more...]

VA Announces New Grants to Help End Veteran Homelessness

March 31, 2015 | Terry Howell

New VA Initiative Targets 45,000 Homeless and At-Risk Vets and Families in High Need Communities WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald today announced the award of nearly … [Read more...]

President Supports Commission’s Goals for Pay and Compensation

March 30, 2015 | Terry Howell

The following text is from the letter sent from President Obama to Congress in regard to his support for the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission 's recommendations. Dear … [Read more...]

Vietnam Veterans Day

March 03, 2015 | Terry Howell

The following is President Obama's 2012 proclamation declaring March 29, 2012, as Vietnam Veterans Day. There is currently a bill in the Senate (S. 409), which would officially set March 29th as a day … [Read more...]

Deadline Looms for TSP Required Update

January 28, 2015 | Terry Howell

Important Notice from the Defense Finance and Accounting Service - Active duty Roth TSP participants have until Saturday midnight to get updated contribution elections submitted via myPay or risk … [Read more...]

New Ruling Opens Ed Benefit to All Texas Vets

January 27, 2015 | Terry Howell

According to an article posted on, a judge recently struck down a clause in a the Hazlewood Act that limits veterans' tuition benefits to those who enlisted in the military while … [Read more...]

Recap of 2014 Military and Veteran Legislation

December 26, 2014 | Terry Howell

Posted by The Military Officer Association of America As most regular readers of our MOAA Career Networking Group's weekly career building content are aware, we are first and foremost a … [Read more...]

Transitioning Service Members Get More Time to Access MilConnect

December 04, 2014 | Terry Howell

Reposted From TRICARE sponsors, spouses, and their dependent children 18 years and older have access to their personal information, health care enrollments, eligibility and other … [Read more...]

Retiree COLA Reduction Delayed

December 04, 2014 | Terry Howell

By Bryant Jordan - A move to reduce retirement pay increases for future career service members by 1 percent lower will not go into effect for another year under the 2015 defense budget … [Read more...]

Changes to Discretionary Allotments

November 24, 2014 | Terry Howell

New Department of Defense regulations prohibit the use of discretionary allotments for the purchase, lease or rent personal property. Personal property includes vehicles, appliances and consumer … [Read more...]

Law Requires VA to Provide Care for Lejeune Vets and Families

November 13, 2014 | Terry Howell

MILITARY UPDATE: Lejeune Vets Gain by Knowing Details of 2012 Toxin Law By Tom Philpott A 2012 law that requires VA to cover healthcare of former Marines, sailors and family members with ailments … [Read more...]

Ebola: Informed and Not Afraid

October 22, 2014 | Terry Howell

Posted at the Request of the Dept. of Defense By Rosemary Freitas Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy Ebola. It is on everyone’s mind, … [Read more...]