The Department of Defense released the 2018 Basic Allowance for Housing rates. Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 0.7 percent when the new rates take effect on January 1, 2018. An estimated $21 billion will be paid to approximately one million Service members. For more information, read the DoD news release.
ALERT!!! New Military Retirement System Effective Jan. 1, 2018: Opt-in Period for Eligible Service Members Opens
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits of the last 70 years goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System (BRS). Find full details online.
Here are the major changes coming to the GI Bill, broken down by expected implementation date via Military.com
An important decision for social media users. According to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) violated an anti‑lobbying provision in the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017, when it “retweeted” and “liked” a tweet urging followers to “[t]ell Congress to pass” pending legislation. Click here to get the full details.
SAN DIEGO (Dec. 8, 2017) – Rear Adm. Cedric E. Pringle relieved Rear Adm. Cathal S. O’Connor as Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) 3 during a change of command ceremony held on amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2), Dec. 8. (more…)