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Military retirees and disabled veterans are getting a pay bump in 2020. Here’s what you should know
Military retirees, those who receive disability or other benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, federal retirees and social security recipients will see a 1.6% increase in their monthly checks...
Service members and vets can now download dozens of video games for free — and no, you don’t need to reenlist to get them
Love video games but hate paying for them? If you're a U.S. service member, a veteran, or a family member of one, then a new program has just the thing...
Brace yourselves: some Tricare drug costs will see a major increase next year
Per federal law, these annual increases will continue until at least 2027
Reservists, young adults, and others will have to pay more for Tricare in 2020
If you are a reservist, young adult or transitioning service member enrolled in Tricare or a transition health insurance plan, you will probably soon be paying more for your health...
Air Force suspends payments to military landlord that falsified maintenance logs to boost profits
The U.S. Air Force has suspended paying incentive fees at all 21 military housing bases operated by landlord Balfour Beatty Communities following a Reuters-CBS News report that the company falsified...
A new bill would help keep low-income military families from going hungry. The White House isn’t on board
In a statement released July 9, the White House said it "strongly objected" to the provision because service members "receive appropriate compensation already"
The new Marine Corps commandant wants to give new moms a full year off
Marines should not be expected to choose between being the best parent possible and their career duties, Commandant Gen. David Berger wrote in his planning guidance released to the force...
TurboTax uses a ‘military discount’ to trick US service members into paying to file their taxes
U.S. service members who've filed by going to the TurboTax Military landing page told ProPublica they were charged as much as $150 even though, under a deal with the government,...
Troops could get their biggest pay raise since 2010 under DoD’s proposed fiscal 2020 budget
Show me the money.
The Pentagon claims everyone loves military housing. A new survey of families says otherwise
A new survey of military families living on U.S. bases found most are dissatisfied with their housing, often citing serious health and safety hazards – results that counter years of...
Coast Guard Members Are Finally Getting The Pay They’re Owed From The Government Shutdown
Some Coast Guard families began receiving back pay Monday while bracing for the possibility that another government shutdown Feb. 15 could again leave them scrambling to cover bills and put...
Score More Cash From Your Tax Refund Thanks To These New DoD Policy Changes
As troops sit down to file their 2018 income tax returns, the Defense Department wants them to know that some significant changes in tax law could put more money in...
DoD To ‘Continuously’ Monitor Your Financial Information For Security Clearance Risks
This article by Amy Bushatz originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community. Troops … Continued
‘Forever’ GI Bill Isn’t Always Forever, Under New DoD Guidance
The Department of Defense Thursday afternoon unveiled new changes to the Forever GI Bill, requiring service members to meet stricter … Continued
Marines Will Offer Up To $210K To Keep Pilots From Leaving
Editor’s Note: This article by Gina Harkins originally appeared onMilitary.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community. MARINE … Continued
Marines Offering Grunts Up To $70,000 To Become Squad Leaders And Re-Enlist
The Marine Corps has been saying for years that it needs more tech-savvy geeks to fight in cyberspace. Now, it … Continued
Whether You’re In Or Out, Start Planning Your Civilian Retirement Now
Alright, so you’re thinking about your long-term financial security. Maybe you’re tired of making the rounds like a MARPAT-clad Oliver … Continued
Here’s Why The Military’s New Retirement System May Not Be So Bad
The military retirement system has recently been revamped in a big way. Instead of giving retirees the traditional 50% of … Continued
Here’s How A Government Shutdown Would Impact Military Pay And Benefits
Editor’s Note: This article by Amy Bushatz originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran … Continued
Navy Is Planning More Promotions, Bonuses For Sailors As Service Expands
YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Sailors can expect more promotions and re-enlistment bonuses as the service starts growing again, according … Continued
Is VA Doing Enough To Implement The New ‘Forever’ GI Bill?
WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs will hire 200 temporary workers and shell out $70 million to implement a … Continued
Air Force Adds Bonus For Airmen Who Switch To New Retirement System
Airmen approaching 12 years served who convert to the new Blended Retirement System will be eligible for a continuation pay … Continued
6 Ways You Will Go Broke When You Get Home From Deployment, And How To Avoid Them
Welcome, salty veteran of an overseas deployment! Now that you’re back in the world, there’s a lot to do, like … Continued
Many Tricare Users Will Face Higher Out Of Pocket Costs In 2018
Editor's Note: This article by Amy Bushatz originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and … Continued
Air Force Expands Sabbatical Leave For Up To 3 Years If Airmen Stay In
The Air Force’s persistent retention problems have driven the branch to offer a variety of enticements for pilots and airmen … Continued