Congressional Benefits: Addressing the Myths

March 08, 2014 | Tom Philpott

Philpott’s Forum presents opinions, insights and questions from readers of Tom Philpott’s Military Update news column. I read your article on the Department of Defense proposals to squeeze … [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...]

Sleep Apnea Boom Splits Vet Community

February 25, 2014 | Tom Philpott

Philpott’s Forum presents opinions, insights and, on occasion, answers questions from readers of Tom Philpott’s Military Update news column.  Below readers react to a recent column on an … [Read more...]

A Vet’s Life: One Frame at a Time

November 05, 2013 | Terry Howell

Video Provided by USAA - Stacy Pearsall was a combat photographer in the Air Force before sustaining a combat injury in Iraq and the only female to be twice-named the NPPA Military Photographer of … [Read more...]

Will the Shutdown affect you?

October 14, 2013 | Terry Howell

Post provided by the Military Officers Association of America  - Congress and the Pentagon scrambled this week to restart critical benefits and get civilian employees back to work. Hours before … [Read more...]

Get Your Mug on a NASCAR Car!

October 02, 2013 | Terry Howell

A message from our friends at IAVA: Hey race fans, you ever dream of driving your own NASCAR car? Well, we can't get you qualified, but we can get your face on Ryan Newman's #39 Quicken Loans car … [Read more...]

Same-Sex Spouses Get ID cards Sept. 3

August 29, 2013 | Terry Howell

Reposted news from Air Force Public Affairs: Same-sex spouses of Air Force military members, eligible civilian employees, and military retirees may be enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility … [Read more...]

The Legion Seeks to Protect Benefits from Sequestration

August 28, 2013 | Terry Howell

The following article is a reprint of a press release issued from the 2013 American Legion  Convention in Houston. Houston We Have a Problem American Legion National Commander James E. Koutz … [Read more...]

Legislative Spotlight: SCRA Protections for Surviving Spouses

July 30, 2013 | Terry Howell
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HR 821 would amend the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, for five years after enactment of this Act, to afford surviving spouses of servicemembers who die while in the military and whose death is … [Read more...]

Same-Sex Spouses to Get Military Benefits

June 27, 2013 | Terry Howell

The recent Supreme Court decision to kill certain provisions of the Defense of Marriage Act (a.k.a. DOMA) removes any legal barriers to allowing full military benefits to gay and lesbian spouses of … [Read more...]

GI Bill Policy Update: Transferability Rules

April 18, 2013 | Terry Howell

The Army announced a change to the service obligation requirements for Post-9/11 GI Bill transferability that will require soldiers with over 20 years of service to obligate to an additional four … [Read more...]

New Report Supports Commissary Benefits

December 18, 2012 | Terry Howell

Source: The Military Resale and MWR Center for Research - Threats to Commissary and Exchange Benefits Challenged by New Report   Repeated attacks on the commissary and exchange benefit that would … [Read more...]