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This Air Force infographic about leave answers no questions and may make you actively dumber
$700 billion defense budget and these are the nonsense graphics they make.
PCS: the basics about a permanent change of station
A PCS is an invitation to a new adventure. Master your move with these basics and the help of your installation relocation specialists.
Don’t throw out all your military lessons after you get out. Here are a few habits you should probably keep
Dust off those running shoes.
Don’t worry, your saved-up leave won’t disappear before you can use it
“No, the policy has not been revised since it was issued in April 2020."
3 things you need to be doing right now if you’re junior enlisted
Making little changes to the way you spend and save your money now can mean the difference between retiring and...
Marines can now earn up to $10,000 to volunteer as drill instructors and recruiters
Marines will be eligible for a new payout of up to $10,000 if they volunteer to serve as recruiters, drill instructors, or embassy guard detachment commanders
Trump says service members won’t have to pay back deferred payroll taxes — if he wins
President Donald Trump pledged that service members and Defense Department civilians won't have to pay back the extra money that will be in their paychecks through the end of the year under the payroll tax deferral plan — if he wins re-election in November
Trump’s tax break could hurt enlisted service members next year when the IRS docks their pay
'My advice to soldiers is, don’t spend the money if you don’t have to.'
Your paycheck is about to get bigger, but the IRS is going to stick it to you next year
More money. More taxes.
Trump to extend orders for National Guardsmen, who will be eligible for federal benefits
Trump will extend the federal orders from June 24 until mid-August.
US troops responding to the COVID-19 pandemic could receive hazardous duty pay and awards
The Pentagon should have guidance on hazardous duty pay within the next 30 days.
Thousands of National Guardsmen activated for COVID-19 will be one day short of qualifying for federal benefits
The federal government and National Guard are friends with no benefits.
Troops supporting the US COVID-19 pandemic response should get hazard pay, senator says
Republican Iowa Senator Joni Ernst, a retired member of the Iowa National Guard and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, has proposed that service members deployed for COVID-19 response get hazardous duty pay
A new bill wants to get you free shipping on your TRICARE meds amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Usually it costs money to get meds delivered at home through TRICARE. This bill aims to change that.
Pentagon approves ketamine-based antidepressant for some patients
Spravato, the controversial ketamine-based nasal spray used to treat severe depression, will be available to Tricare beneficiaries on a case-by-case basis beginning May 18, Defense Health Agency officials announced Friday
Troops can now retain 120 days of unused leave so that COVID-19 doesn’t ruin their travel plans
Troops won't have to worry about losing extra leave they have racked up during the COVID-19 travel restrictions
Here are all the financial resources for troops and veterans hurt by the COVID-19 pandemic
Will troops continue to receive special pays amid the COVID-19 pandemic? It depends
Troops who receive special types of compensation, such as hazardous-duty pay, could continue to receive that money in their paychecks during the novel coronavirus pandemic, regardless of whether they perform those qualifying duties, Pentagon officials announced Thursday
Here’s the list of military clinics that will no longer serve retirees and families
Pentagon officials on Wednesday released a list of military treatment facilities and clinics that will no longer provide care to military retirees and active-duty families as part of a shift in focus to supporting active-duty readiness
We need to talk about that study claiming that US troops are ‘overpaid’
[shortcode-Op-Ed-disclosure] A recent RAND study on military compensation has recently garnered some attention, with the main takeaway of many being...
It’s official: the largest military pay raise in nearly a decade is coming your way
Average pay, housing and subsistence allowances will increase for members of the military in 2020, the Pentagon announced Thursday
The controversial ‘widows tax’ on Gold Star family benefits is closer to repeal than ever before
Gold Star family members might finally see an end to the so-called "Widows Tax" thanks to the National Defense Authorization Act of 2020
A massive Tricare glitch billed thousands of patients 100 times more than their premium
A massive billing glitch in Tricare's East region, managed by Humana, on Thursday slammed about 25,000 beneficiaries with premium charges 100 times more than they owe monthly for their coverage
Air Force dramatically scales back Selective Retention Bonus
Officials said nearly 40 Air Force Specialty Codes were removed from the list. By comparison, airmen in 117 career fields were eligible to receive the bonus in early 2016.
Political squabbling over the defense budget may screw you out of your hard-earned benefits
You probably didn't want them anyway ... right?