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...]

Support for MilPay Caps Draws Fire

April 14, 2014 | Terry Howell

Last week the top enlisted members of the military testified before Congress that they supported efforts to cap pay and curb the growing cost of benefits like TRICARE, because the increased cost of … [Read more...]

Navy Considers Ending On-Base Tobacco Sales

March 31, 2014 | Terry Howell

By Tom Philpott Exchanges have relied heavily on sale of tobacco products for profits. Most commissaries also sell cigarettes but on consignment from the exchanges. In fiscal 2012, tobacco sales in … [Read more...]

DoD Proposes TRICARE Overhaul

March 05, 2014 | Terry Howell

DoD's Proposed Health Benefit Reform The President's 2015 defense budget seeks to overhaul the current TRICARE system and create a new "Consolidated" system – essentially eliminating the three … [Read more...]

Bill to Authorize Firing VA Senior Execs

March 05, 2014 | Terry Howell

Op-ed submitted by Lou Celli, American Legion Legislative Director VA Secretary Shinseki should have the authority to manage his department In 1976, 34 members of The American Legion died from … [Read more...]

Veterans Group Calls for an End to Sequestration

March 04, 2014 | Terry Howell

The following post has been provided by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Sequestration Must End! VFW again calls on Congress to end the sequester The national commander of the nation’s … [Read more...]

Help Solve Veteran Unemployment

March 03, 2014 | Terry Howell

Survey Request from Military.com and Monster.com … [Read more...]

Group Plans Military Entrepreneurial Educational Event

February 28, 2014 | Terry Howell

Guest Blog by Michael Hoffman An entrepreneurial group based in northern Virginia plans on hosting an event that helps service members, veterans, retirees and department civilians start a business … [Read more...]

DoD Budget Plan Takes Aim at TRICARE

February 27, 2014 | Terry Howell

The proposed 2015 DoD budget could kill TRICARE Prime and increase out-of-pocket medical expenses for dependents and retirees. … [Read more...]

DoD Budget Cuts Draw Fire from Veterans Groups

February 25, 2014 | Terry Howell

The proposed 2015 defense budget has been released, and it is not pretty. To summarize, the DoD is proposing limiting troop pay raises to below the civilian rate of growth … [Read more...]

MOAA Responds to Proposed 2015 Defense Budget

February 24, 2014 | Terry Howell

MOAA says budget requires balance, end to sequestration Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 24, 2014) — In response to today’s Pentagon budget submission, Military Officers Association of America President … [Read more...]

The Legion Explains the Importance of the COLA Battle

February 21, 2014 | Terry Howell

The following guest blog offers insight into why fighting over the reduced cost-of-living-adjustment for military retirees was important for all veterans and servicemembers. Why Getting the COLA … [Read more...]