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January Offers for EANGUS Members from Dell!
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Modern Minuteman Drawing — Available for purchase
The drawing below is available for purchase and would be a nice gift to military members for retirement, promotions, etc.

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News You Can Use from USAA
A Military Money Must-Do
Check out these four elements of the military pay system that will set you up for financial success.

Tax Tips for First-Time Filers
It’s natural for first-time filers to feel anxiety. Consider these tips to help you relax.

What a Recent Home Sale Can Mean for Your Taxes
A profitable home sale need not boost your tax bill, but it pays to know the rules. Find out if you qualify for the maximum exclusions.

Stranded: Surviving a Snowstorm in Your Car
During winter storms and extreme cold, only drive if it’s absolutely necessary. If you have to get out on the road, follow these tips to help you stay safe.

Beware of Ice Dams
Follow these tips to help prevent barriers of ice along your roofline.

The USAA Member Community serves as the place for members to seek/give advice and tips around items that are most important in their life.

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General: Praising the A-10 to lawmakers is 'treason'
DoD Buzz
A top U.S. Air Force general warned officers that praising the A-10 attack plane to lawmakers amounts to “treason,” according to a news report. Maj. Gen. James Post, vice commander of Air Combat Command, was quoted as saying, “If anyone accuses me of saying this, I will deny it … anyone who is passing information to Congress about A-10 capabilities is committing treason,” in a report published Jan. 15 on The Arizona Daily Independent.
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  Bradley Original Smoker Designer Series

The Bradley Digital Food Smoker includes all the features of the Bradley Original Smoker, along with the benefits of digital technology. Temperature, time, and smoke are completely controllable. Perfect for entertaining, creating gourmet foods in your own backyard or just to enjoy that great smoky flavor. The Bradley Digital Smokers offer an easy way to automatically roast, smoke and barbecue in the outdoors.

Increase taxes to stop defense cuts?
The new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is taking a bold stand for a Republican and fifth-generation Texan who represents one of the most conservative districts in the country: He’s not ruling out tax hikes as part of a deal to avert sequestration. Rep. Mac Thornberry isn’t advocating higher taxes — he’s just acknowledging the reality that President Barack Obama will demand some new revenues be paired with entitlement cuts championed by Republicans as part of any deal to avert the automatic spending cuts set to return next fiscal year.
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2015 State of the Union fact check
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address provided a prime-time opportunity to contrast his lame duck vision for the economy, terrorism and foreign policy against a new Republican-led Congress eager to prevent any big victories. But with such high political stakes — and a television audience of tens of millions — also comes the allure to stretch the facts for even a small boost in public opinion polls. Here’s Politico’s look at some of the key parts of Obama’s speech, and where he made some of his edgiest claims.
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Republican response: GOP Congress ready to champion middle class
Fox News
Sen. Joni Ernst hammered home the idea of a new Republican Congress ready to champion the middle class in America as well as go after terrorists abroad in the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Jan. 20. In contrast to Obama's rosy view on the economy, Ernst spoke of the struggle that still exists. "Americans have been hurting," she said, and cited concerns over stagnant wages, lost jobs and higher monthly insurance bills.
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George Washington University

Get your degree from The George Washington University! Undergraduate and graduate programs are available at affordable rates for military members, veterans and their families. GW is a proud participant of the Yellow Ribbon Program. More information available at

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USAF leaders offer FY16 budget hints
Defense News
Expect the U.S. Air Force's FY16 budget request to look similar to what the service submitted in FY15, including an ongoing push to retire fleets of aging aircraft, the services top two officials told reporters recently. Speaking at a semi-annual "State of the Air Force" event, Secretary Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh confirmed they will move forward with plans to retire fleets despite strong pushback from Congress over the A-10 Warthog and, to a lesser extent, the U-2 spy plane and KC-10 tanker.
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Military & Veteran Students
Academy of Art University fosters innovation by preparing Service Members for a career in art and design. With gratitude and respect to the men and women who serve our nation your application fee will be waived at the Academy of Art University. MORE
Army Fisher Houses
Since 1991, Army Fisher Houses has been providing temporary lodging to our Warriors and their families during a medical crisis. MORE

Pentagon still pushing to retire A-10 and close bases
DoD Buzz
The Pentagon renewed its commitment Jan. 16 to retiring the Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt ground attack aircraft and closing excess military bases in the U.S., setting up another battle with Congress in budget hearings to begin next month. Congress last year rejected the Air Force’s push to mothball the A-10, popularly known as the Warthog, and the Pentagon’s proposal to establish a new Base Re-Alignment and Closure Commission (BRAC) but Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said both issues would be a top priority for the Defense Department in hearings on the 2016 defense budget.
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Chairman Rogers announces GOP subcommittee membership for the 114th Congress
U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations
House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers recently announced the Republican membership of the 12 Appropriations subcommittees for the 114th Congress. "Every single member of the Appropriations Committee plays a vital role in steering federal dollars on behalf of the American taxpayer. The next two years will bring many fiscal challenges, and our Committee members will have an enormous responsibility — overseeing hundreds of billions of dollars — but I have full faith everyone is more than up to the task. These members embody the Committee’s long tradition of nose-to-the-grindstone hard work, careful decision-making and thoughtful deliberation, and quite frankly, they know how to get things done. I am honored and proud to serve alongside each of them in the 114th Congress," Chairman Rogers said.
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SASC Chairman McCain and Ranking Member Reed announce subcommittee membership for the 114th Congress
United State Senate Committee on Armed Services
U.S. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, today announced subcommittee membership for the 114th Congress. A complete listing of all Committee on Armed Services subcommittee members appears below. Senators McCain and Reed serve as ex-officio members of all subcommittees.
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Reducing veteran suicides, one step at a time
Clay Hunt was a Marine veteran, a soldier who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, who volunteered in earthquake-ravaged Haiti and Chile and went on long-distance bike rides to keep his war-induced depression at bay. He also sought treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals, but, as his family told 60 Minutes, was frustrated by scheduling delays and the type of treatment he found there. In March 2011, he shot himself in his Houston apartment, at the age of 28. Last year, a group of lawmakers, led in part by Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz, took up the cause of Hunt and his fellow veterans, and this week, just days into a new Congress, the House passed the Clay Hunt SAV Act.
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NGAUS: Commission must rethink who's really 'ready'
Breaking Defense
The National Guard Association of the United States is confident the White House and Congress will choose wisely when selecting the men and women to sit on the National Commission on the Future of the Army. The commissioners must be open-minded, forward-thinking individuals with knowledge of all three components of the Army (the active force, the Reserve and the National Guard). We wish them well as they begin their important duties and offer our thoughts on issues they should discuss during their months of study and consideration.
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