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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.
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
Your paycheck is about to get bigger, but the IRS is going to stick it to you next year
More money. More taxes.
Family of murdered ROTC graduate will likely receive death benefits thanks to new legislation
The amendment allows the family of Lt. Richard Collins III to be able to receive the death benefits after he was killed just days after he was commissioned into the Army
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.
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
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...
Enlisted Medal of Honor recipients and POWs can now have full-honor burials at Arlington
Medal of Honor recipients and prisoners of war are entitled to burial with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery, regardless of rank, under the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act signed into law last week by President Donald Trump
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
Political squabbling over the defense budget may screw you out of your hard-earned benefits
You probably didn't want them anyway ... right?
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 for 2020
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 insurance. And an enrollment change could impact how much some users must pay up front
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 maintenance records at an Oklahoma base to help it qualify for millions of dollars in bonuses
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 Tuesday
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, service members making under $66,000 are supposed to be able to file on TurboTax for free