House Supports Biggest Military Pay Raise in Five Years

June 17, 2015 | Terry Howell

[UPDATED: June 18, 2015] Last week the House of Representatives passed their version of the 2016 defense budget (H.R. 1735) , which includes plans to give service members a 2.3 percent pay increase … [Read more...]

Access to GI Bill Transferability May Tighten

June 01, 2015 | Terry Howell

A hint that the Congress is seeking budget savings in the form of tightening access to Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability is hidden in the details of the Senate’s version of the 2016 National Defense … [Read more...]

House Passes 5 Veteran’s Bills in a Day

May 18, 2015 | Terry Howell

Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the following veterans related bills: H.R. 1382, the Boosting Rates of American Veteran Employment Act would allow the VA secretary, when awarding … [Read more...]

Armed Services Subcommittee Proposals for Military Retirement and Benefits

April 22, 2015 | Terry Howell

The following is the House Armed Services Subcommittee for Military Personnel press release, which summarizes the subcommittee's  proposals for the 2016 National Defense Authorization … [Read more...]

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...]