Average 2015 Basic Allowance for Housing to Rise Only .5 Percent

December 22, 2014 | Tom Philpott

MILITARY UPDATE: Average Stateside Housing Allowance to Rise Only .5 Percent Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) paid to a million service members living off base in the United States will rise by an … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

MOAA Thanks Congress for Stepping Up

February 13, 2014 | Terry Howell

The following is Military Officers Association of America Statement regarding the repeal of the COLA cap. The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) wishes to thank all members of Congress … [Read more...]

Update: Pres Signs Law to Repeal COLA Cap

February 12, 2014 | Terry Howell

COLA Cap Repeal: Finally something we all can agree on. … [Read more...]

2014 Active Duty COLA

December 19, 2013 | Terry Howell

The DoD has released the 2014 Cost-of-living-Allowance (CONUS COLA) rates. As with each year, some areas will see increases while other areas will lose COLA entirely. Several locations including Los … [Read more...]

House and Senate Said to Agree on TRICARE and Military Pay

December 10, 2013 | Terry Howell

NDAA Update: 12/12/2013): The 2014 National Defense Authorization Act passed the House (now on to Senate).  The National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 is very close to passing both houses of … [Read more...]

DoD Budget Priority: Slowing Pay and Benefits

November 26, 2013 | Terry Howell

The following is excerpt from the Military Officers Association of America's ‘The Bottom Line' blog. Pentagon FY2014 Budget Priorities: Who Moved the Goalpost? By Col Mike Hayden, USAF … [Read more...]

‘Slow Growth’ is DoD Code for Military Pay Caps

October 29, 2013 | Terry Howell

Guest Blog by the Military Officers Association of America - Over the past several months, the Pentagon has adopted a new budget-cutting catch phrase: “Slow the growth.” Don’t sugarcoat … [Read more...]

DoD and VA to Resume Normal Operations

October 17, 2013 | Terry Howell

The end of the government shutdown means the return of federal workers and the resumption of funding for DoD and VA functions. It also means servicemembers, military retirees, and veterans can relax … [Read more...]