Transitioning Service Members Get More Time to Access MilConnect

December 04, 2014 | Terry Howell

Reposted From TRICARE.mil 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 - Military.com 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...]

Vets Invited to Capitol Hill Jobs Forum

September 05, 2014 | Terry Howell

On September 10, 2014 veterans, active duty, reserve, National Guard, military families, and supporters are invited to participate in a veteran jobs forum at our Nation’s Capitol. The event is being … [Read more...]

MOAA Pushes Back on Pay Cap

September 02, 2014 | Terry Howell

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) issued a statement strongly objecting to the proposal to again cap military pay below private sector pay growth. The statement points to a … [Read more...]

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...]