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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Military Report: House Bill Stops TRICARE Hikes, 1% Pay Raise Set in Defense Bill and MORE

Military Report - The Military's Largest Benefits Update
16 DECEMBER 2013
Budget Deal Cuts Retiree COLAThe budget deal crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray would help avoid another round of government closures and fiscal cliff threats. Read More
Defense Bill Sets Stage for 1% Pay RaiseAn existing law supported by a new Defense bill gives President Barack Obama the authority to set the 2014 military pay raise at 1%. Read More
Trees for TroopsThe Trees for Troops Program is a partnership between more than 750 tree growers and retailers in 28 states and the FedEx Corporation. Read More
T-38 Accident Investigation ResultsThe Air Force has announced the accident investigation results of a T-38C Talon accident that occurred July 19 at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas. Read More
MOAA: Budget Deal Ripping Retirement?A bipartisan, two-year budget deal that would help ease the harmful effects of sequestration came at a cost to working age retirees. Read More
Quality, Low Cost $200k Family Protection in 2014Your family's future is important. Could your family survive financially if the unthinkable happened? Read More
House Bill Stops TRICARE HikesThe House passed their version a bill that has a provision to ensure TRICARE premiums and fees do not increase beyond the previously agreed levels. Read More
NEX Offers Free Wi-FiThe NEX is providing free Wi-Fi services at more than 50 selling locations worldwide. Read More
Free Career Guidance for TroopsServicemembers planning ahead for an eventual transition from naval service are encouraged to take advantage of the Kuder Journey career guidance system. Read More
171K Retirees May Get TRICARE Prime BackThe 171,000 military retirees who were kicked off TRICARE Prime last October will have a onetime shot at reenrolling. Read More
URS Committed to Hiring VeteransURS can provide endless opportunity and a career path that lets you choose where you want to be. Read More
Navy Changes CPO Exam DateThe Chief of Naval Personnel has announced that the Cycle 222 Active Duty E7 exam date has been changed from Jan. 16 to Jan. 14, 2014. Read More
USMC Mass Notification SystemIn the event of local severe winter weather and other emergencies, Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. is currently is finalizing the implementation of the Quantico Mass Notification System. Read More
The Corps Posts Breathalyzer ResultsMarines will now be able to view the results of their required on-duty breathalyzer screenings. Read More
The Health Insurance MarketplaceIf you're enrolled in TRICARE or the veterans health care program, you are considered covered under the new health care law. Read More
New Navy Medical Records GuidelinesThe Navy Medicine Records Activity ensures all service treatment records of separating personnel are complete prior to being sent to the Veterans Affairs Records Management Center. Read More
Navy to Revamp BQC-NR CourseThe Navy Supply Corps School and Center for Service Support (CSS) has announced it will be revamping its Basic Qualification Course for Navy Reservists. Read More
Airmen Reminded to Update RecordsWith the new year just around the corner, now is the perfect time for Airmen to double check and update their records. Read More
AAFES Offers Online SavingsThe addition of several new stores in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Online Mall is adding up to greater selection and savings for military shoppers. Read More
Guidance for Shipping Your PetMore than 100,000 pets travel by air each year. Base veterinary treatment facilities can offer a wide range of information. Read More
Tools for HIV PreventionThe Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center's (NMCPHC) Sexual Health and Responsibility Program (SHARP)provides tools and resources to help promote HIV prevention. Read More
TRICARE Website Offers ToolsThe TRICARE website has the tools beneficiaries need to find and compare a plan that is best for them and their families. Read More
Help Reconnecting with Your KidsThe VA and the DoD have created a free online course called Parenting for Servicemembers and Veterans.Read More
Some AF Vets Eligible for Re-EvalSome Airmen who met a medical or physical disability evaluation board between Sept. 11, 2001 and April 30, 2012 prior to separating from the Air Force may be eligible for re-evaluation. Read More
AF Names Squadron Command SelecteesMore than 380 officers from various Air Force career fields have been selected for command. Read More