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...]

Shut Down Could Delay Military Pay

September 23, 2013 | Terry Howell

According to Stars and Stripes, military troops, including those in conflict zones, may have their paychecks delayed if elected officials in Washington can't work out a deal to fund government … [Read more...]

President Determined to Cap 2014 Military Pay

September 01, 2013 | Terry Howell

According to an article by Rick Maze of the Military Times, President Obama has notified Congress that he intends to use his authority to set the 2014 military pay increase at 1 percent, rather than … [Read more...]

Early Retirement a Good Deal? Not So Much

April 02, 2013 | Terry Howell

In an effort to meet the required heavy reduction in forces, Congress has given the DoD the authority to reinstitute Temporary Early Retirement Authority -- better known as "15-year retirement." … [Read more...]

DoD: Military Pay is Safe from Sequestration

March 04, 2013 | Terry Howell

According to The Pentagon Channel, DoD officials have made it clear that military pay and "monetary" benefits will continue despite sequestration. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that … [Read more...]