Veterans’ Access Act Expands and Improves GI Bill

August 15, 2014 | Terry Howell

Although the Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 focused on the VA Health Care Crisis, it included two important GI Bill education benefit … [Read more...]

Hidden Heroes Congressional Caucus

August 15, 2014 | Terry Howell

The Fleet Reserve Association recently reported that congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle have formed a new bipartisan congressional caucus to lead efforts in Congress to address the … [Read more...]

Veterans Legislation – Updated: August 1

August 01, 2014 | Terry Howell

The following is an update on the veterans legislation that have been sent to the president for signature this week: H.R.3230 - Veterans' Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and … [Read more...]

Military Consumer Protection Day

July 16, 2014 | Terry Howell

Make July 16 Matter - Guest Post by Holly Petraeus, Assistant Director for Servicemember Affairs. In case you haven’t heard, Military Consumer Protection Day (MCPD) is on July 16th this year. If … [Read more...]

VA Secretary Shinseki Resigns

May 30, 2014 | Terry Howell
Sec. Shinseki Resigns

The President has announced the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. Shinseki's resignation follows IG reports of widespread troubles in the VA health care system. Read the full story on … [Read more...]

Free SAT/ACT PowerPrep Software Offer

May 27, 2014 | Terry Howell

The eKnowledge Military Donation Project has donated more than 207,000 SAT and ACT programs valued at over $48 million at no profit to the company. The Donation Project is supported by professional … [Read more...]

UPDATED – House to Vote on 2015 Military Pay and Benefits

May 20, 2014 | Terry Howell

UPDATE: The House Passed the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act with the 1.8 percent military pay raise intact.. However, the current Senate version does not agree with the House's version on … [Read more...]

The Lifetime Benefits of the Medal of Honor

May 20, 2014 | Terry Howell
Dept. of Navy Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama will award Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony on June 19. LCpl Carpenter is receiving the award for his heroic actions while on guard … [Read more...]

Danger Pay to End for 44K Troops Overseas

May 18, 2014 | Terry Howell

Defense officials are warning service members that starting June 1, imminent danger pay will end for the 44K troops deploying to certain USCENTCOM areas of operations. The change will affect those … [Read more...]

TRICARE Cuts Rx Discounts for 400K Retirees

May 02, 2014 | Terry Howell

Starting this spring, more than 400,000 military retirees and senior dependents in the Tricare for Life program will owe the full amount for certain prescription medication refills if they use a … [Read more...]

What do you think about curbing pay and benefits?

April 24, 2014 | Terry Howell

We have seen a huge response to the Sgt Maj of the Marine Corps and other Pentagon officials claim that troops prefer new equipment and training to pay raises and benefits. Now is your chance … [Read more...]

What Do Medal of Honor Recipients Get?

April 16, 2014 | Terry Howell
Army Medal of Honor

On May 13, 2014, President Barack Obama will award Kyle J. White, a former active duty Army Sergeant, the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry.  Sergeant White will receive the Medal of Honor for … [Read more...]