Senate Panel Accepts Plan to Squeeze Commissary Benefit

May 21, 2015 | Tom Philpott

By Tom Philpott The Senate Armed Services Committee has accepted a Defense Department plan to pare taxpayer support of base grocery stores, which if enacted into law would lower shopper savings at … [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...]

Commissary-Exchange Consolidation Idea Gaining Steam

April 16, 2015 | Tom Philpott

Military Update: Commissary-Exchange Consolidation Idea Gaining Steam Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense … [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...]

Would DoD Plan ‘Destroy’ Commissaries?

February 19, 2015 | Tom Philpott

Military Update: DoD Plan Would 'Destroy' Commissaries, Say Industry Reps - The Defense Department’s fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 … [Read more...]

Officer’s Association Pushes to End Sequestration

February 02, 2015 | admin

The following press release has been provided by the Military Officers Association of America  - MOAA calls for balance in budget, end to sequestration The administration submitted its FY 2016 … [Read more...]

Military Compensation Commission’s Final Recommendations

January 29, 2015 | Tom Philpott

Commission: Offer Choices and See Compensation Costs Fall - The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission is urging President Obama to endorse and Congress to enact sweeping … [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...]

Many Housing Residents to Feel ‘BAH Pinch’

January 22, 2015 | Tom Philpott

MILITARY UPDATE: Privatized Housing Residents to Feel 'BAH Pinch' Too - Families living in privatized military housing units will not escape the impact of moves Congress made last month to dampen … [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...]

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...]

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...]