NGAUS Washington Report April 17, 2018 The new military retirement system could make retention more difficult, personnel officials told the House Armed Service Committee’s military-personnel subcommittee last week. Under the Blended Retirement System, service members can invest in a plan similar to a 401(k) and take that money and any accrued gains with them when…

NGAUS Washington Report April 10, 2018 The governors of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas pledged Monday to send a total of 1,600 National Guardsmen to the border between the United States and Mexico, according to news reports. President Donald Trump has asked for military support along the border to stem what he says is an…

NGAUS Washington Report April 10, 2018 Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report April 10, 2018 Those who missed the news or simply didn’t respond when TRICARE dropped from three to two regions Jan. 1, prompting a change in contractors, may have to pay thousands of dollars to have coverage reinstated, according to a report from Military.com. The switch combined the TRICARE North and South…

NGAUS Washington Report April 10, 2018 The Air Force is studying a report on the feasibility of returning warrant officers to the service and will provide its findings to Congress this month, Air Force Times reports. Nothing has been decided, but the service’s personnel chief was looking ahead when she spoke to the publication in…

NGAUS Washington Report April 3, 2018 Fully manned and equipped Air Force bases overseas enjoy higher morale than those in the United States that suffer from manpower shortages, the Air Force chief of staff told reporters last week. Gen. David L. Goldfein made his pitch for greater end-strength during a breakfast with journalists in Washington,…

NGAUS Washington Report April 3, 2018 The Army has not done well for its soldiers who perform the up-close-and-personal combat, the commander of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command said last week. Source: NGAUS

NGAUS Washington Report April 3, 2018 Some veterans have been unable to apply for the Department of Veterans Affairs identification card that is free for all honorably discharged veterans. Military.com reported that a “parade of glitches” is to blame. Source: NGAUS

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