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The Senate is taking up the massive 2017 defense policy this week, as Senate Armed Services Chairman John McCain is expected to ask Congress to authorize $17 billion above spending caps.
When the $602 billion 2017 National Defense Authorization Act hits the Senate floor this week, McCain plans introduce the added funding through an amendment. Pass or fail, this stand-alone vote on defense spending would be a tough one for Democratic lawmakers who have demanded that each defense dollar be matched in domestic spending.
The military pay raise is shrinking.
The military housing stipend is shrinking.
The military commissary benefit is under fire.
And now Congress may start charging active-duty families for medical care.
If lawmakers follow through with the least generous pay-and-benefits proposals under consideration as part of the federal government's 2017 budget process, next year could be one of the toughest in recent memory for military families’ finances. Even advocates accustomed to the political fights over service members' quality-of-life issues say they’re surprised at just how much lawmakers seem to be targeting military benefits. And they worry it won't hit troops' wallets alone, but their morale too.
Stars and Stripes
The Senate Armed Services Committee is embracing some Tricare fee increases proposed by the Obama administration, particularly for working-age retirees and their families. But it links those fee hikes to some surprising and long-overdue improvements in patient access and quality of care.
This is a far different and seemingly less strained approach than adopted by the House, which would delay most Tricare fee increases for a generation so they affect only people who enter the military after 2017 and begin to retire 20 or more years later.
The Senate is heading for a showdown over women registering for the draft.
Supporters of requiring women to sign up for Selective Service see the upper chamber as their last best hope for getting legislation to President Obama's desk.
They've turned their attention to the Senate after suffering a setback in the House, which last week dropped language requiring women to register from its version of the annual defense bill.
After less than one week on the job, Army Secretary Eric Fanning is already focused on providing soldiers and their families with more predictability amid increasing demands on the force and ongoing budget constraints.
Fanning, who was sworn in May 18 as the Army’s 22nd Army secretary after a bumpy eight-month confirmation process, is no stranger to the military or the Pentagon. In addition to key leadership positions in the Air Force and Navy, Fanning has served as the Army’s acting under secretary and later as the acting secretary and got a first-hand look at the Army and its soldiers.
A new survey of post-9/11 veterans finds an increase over a previous study in the number who contemplated suicide since joining the service and a belief among this group that the Veterans Affairs and Defense departments aren’t doing enough to address the problem.
A majority of these former service members also say DoD and VA are not adequately addressing mental health injuries, with 80 percent believing their peers aren’t getting the care they need.
As the South Carolina National Guard adjusts to more of a peacetime role after more than decade of frequent deployments to the Middle East, leaders are concerned with how Soldier readiness will be affected. The biggest concerns are Soldier physical and mental fitness, which are key to maintaining a strong and relevant force.
To that end, the SCNG conceived, planned and at the month of May, implemented the first two-week version of the Lifestyle Enhancement Achievement Program (LEAP), a program directed by the adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston Jr. The goal is to assist Soldiers with lifestyle enhancements to help them meet Army career standards for physical and health fitness for those who are struggling or identified as "at-risk" in those areas.
Monday wasn’t the first time in recent months that Veterans Affairs officials have downplayed lingering problems with veterans’ wait times to get medical care, and it wasn’t the first time they’ve invoked Disney as a model company for the federal bureaucracy.
But the combination of the two by VA Secretary Bob McDonald this week touched off a firestorm of frustration and ridicule from department critics, many of whom appear to be sharpening their attacks for the fall elections.
The Washington Post
The Obama administration announced Monday that the United States would fully lift a longstanding U.S. embargo on lethal arms sales to Vietnam, a decision that reflects growing concerns about China’s military clout and illustrates the warming bilateral ties between the former enemy nations.
President Obama unveiled the new arrangement at a news conference with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang during the opening day of his first visit to the country. Obama emphasized that his decision reflected a maturing relationship and deepening cooperation on security and economic investment four decades after the end of the Vietnam War.
President Donald Trump would have no problem asking Congress for a declaration of war to fight terrorism, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly in an interview.
"It wouldn’t bother me at all doing that," Trump said, according to a transcript of the interview. "We probably should have done that in the first place."
Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University
For over 26 years, the Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University has been collecting and preserving records from Vietnam veterans and has amassed the largest collection of Vietnam War records outside the National Archives. Thanks to Vietnam veterans who have contributed their materials to the archive, the history of these men and women continues to be preserved fifty years after the end of the Vietnam War. But what will become of the history of those who served in conflicts after Vietnam? In fifty years, will the historical record of these conflicts be as rich as it is for the Vietnam conflict today? The Vietnam Center is working to ensure that the history of modern war veterans is preserved with the creation of its new project, the Archive of Modern American Warfare (AMAW).
Click here for a brochure about AMAW.
CSM Virgil R. Williams Scholarship – DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2016
Grantham University – Deadline June 10, 2016
Kaplan University – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15!
Grand Canyon University – Deadline June 30, 2016
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American Military University (AMU) is a leading provider of affordable, quality online education to motivated students worldwide. With a strong military heritage, AMU proudly educates those who serve in the military, defense, national security and public safety sectors, and beyond.
AMU will provide one (1) full-academic undergraduate scholarship (tuition only) for the EANGUS Member who’s application and essay best demonstrates the need for educational support through this scholarship.
DEADLINE JUNE 30, 2016
To Apply: http://eangus.org/2016-amu-scholarship-application/
Platinum Partner Military Benefit Association is a proud sponsor of the Adaptive Training Foundation.
They are looking to sponsor a National Guard member who is a member of EANGUS.
Do you know a Soldier or Airman ready for this program?
For more information, contact MBA at 877-MBA-1020 or visit militarybenefit.org
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Summer break is nearly here. You and your family can add a new summer memory: earning college credit together.
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Join us as we explore, hear the history, and applaud the bravery and
contributions of the National Guard and the entire Allies’ military on
this once-in-a-lifetime guided tour of the Normandy WWII beaches.
This NGAUS D-Day Battlefield Tour will depart the US
from Dulles International Airport on September 28 and return
October 4; the tour will be limited to twenty persons in order to
guarantee an intimate, and up-close and personal visit to these
historic sites. Make your deposit today and be a part of this first-ever
Frequent moves can be frustrating for active duty families. TRICARE gives you one less thing to worry about with Moving Made Easy. Now, whether stateside or overseas, you can transfer enrollment with just one phone call to your new location. You don't need orders; there are no waiting lists and no forms to complete. When you get to your new duty station, just pick up the phone and call your contractor.
Listen to this week's podcast to hear about:
- Women's Health Week
- Controlling Your Blood Pressure
- Going Green
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For every pound of coffee purchased, 30 cents will go to the state association of your choice, and 20 cents will go to the WCFA Foundation.
5 Keys to a Smoother Military Transition
When you're planning to leave the military, readiness may be the key to a successful transition and your financial security.
How Do I Teach My Teen Good Money Habits?
By educating your teens on family finances, you can pave the way for their success.
How to Build an Emergency Fund and Save Money
If you haven't started saving, don't panic. These six tips can help you get started.
It's Never Too Soon to Save for Retirement
Consider these six reasons to start saving now.
Make House Hunting Easier: 5 Tips From a Relocation Professional
Many military families are expert movers. But that doesn't mean the relocation process is easy. Use these five tips to help.
3 Reasons to Consider Term Life Insurance
Here are three reasons you should consider term life insurance.
I am Young, Single and Healthy. Why Would I Need Life Insurance?
Getting life insurance when you're young and healthy is best because we typically don't get healthier as we get older.
How to Buy a Car: 8 Essential Steps
These eight steps can help you stay within budget and simplify the negotiation process.
Car Buying: 4 Tips to Help You Take Charge of the Experience
Remember these four tips when buying a new car.
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