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7, 2015 - ReutersThe
National Military Family Association (NMFA), a nonprofit that works to
strengthen and protect military families, received a $125,000 grant from United
Health Foundation supporting military spouses who are pursuing health care
careers. A recent study sponsored by United Health Foundation in partnership
with the Military Officers Association of America, and conducted by the RAND
Corporation highlighted the importance of providing culturally competent,
evidenced-based care to military service members and veterans.
May 7, 2015 - Business Insider
Lieutenant Colonel Christine Mau, a U.S. Air Force pilot who was part of the
first all-female combat sortie over Afghanistan in 2011, this week became the
first woman to fly the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 jet, the Air Force said on
Wednesday. Mau told the Military Officers Association of America that she has
wanted to fly jets since she was a little girl growing up near a Marine Corps
air station in California.
7, 2015 - Montgomery AdvertiserRobert
F. Norton, deputy director of government relations for the Military Officers
... by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission.
U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly Monday met with organizations supporting
his “Servicemember and Veteran Mental Health Care Package” (“Care Package”) to
discuss the importance of improving mental health outcomes for servicemembers
March 29, 2015 - Stars and Stripes
The Military Coalition can make Congress tremble from time to time by presenting a united front of millions of members from more than 30 military associations and veterans’ service organizations in support of, or opposition to, legislation affecting military folks and veterans.
Februay 11, 2015 - Government ExecutiveDefense
February 10, 2015 - The Virginian-PilotVirginia
first lady Dorothy McAuliffe will serve as keynote speaker during a military
spouse career symposium Feb. 24. "Keeping
a Career on the Move," will be hosted by the Military Officers Association
of America at the Westin Virginia Beach Town Center, 4535 Commerce St., from 9
a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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November 21, 2014 - Military.comVice
Adm. Ryan was interviewed by Military.com reporter, Brendan McGarry about the
unfinished business of the 113th Congress, essentially the current state of the
2015 NDAA, and MOAA urging the full Senate to continue the debate.
In Depth with Francis Rose, MOAA president and CEO, retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb
Ryan said the new political landscape means his group has a lot of work ahead
to educate the new Congress on how to legislate on behalf of the military
June 3, 2014 - POLITICOVeterans’ advocates and lawmakers won’t name their picks for the
next Veterans Affairs secretary — but that’s about the only thing they won’t
say about the department’s future.
September 30, 2014 - military.com
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said Tuesday that the Pentagon will continue pressing to trim military pay, pensions, and housing allowances despite rejections by Congress.
Senate's passage Wednesday of legislation intended to stop veterans from dying
waiting for health care is likely to be Congress's last major reform bill for
the year to address failings in veterans' services or clean up the embattled
Veterans Affairs Department.
June 10, 2014 - Military TimesSome
House lawmakers have launched one more push to give troops more cash next year.
June 10, 2014 - The Herald OnlineThe Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF), at its 29th
annual Congressional Awards Ceremony on Thursday, June 12, 2014, will present
its George "Buck" Gillispie Award for Meritorious Service to U.S.
Representatives Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) and J. Randy Forbes
(R-Virginia). The ceremony will take place at 11:30 a.m. in Room 340 of
the Cannon House Office Building.
June 6, 2014 - PRWebJames
R. Schenck introduced his senior leadership team with their new titles at the
recent 79th annual membership meeting in Alexandria.
May 27, 2014 - Military.comLast
Friday John Fales aka, Sgt. Shaft who column is on Military.com and is
president of the Blinded American Veterans Foundation (BAVF), included our news
release about the VA
health care system in his column – and again this week as we reiterated the
message about the need of a VA commission.
June 2, 2014 - News Channel 8 WJLAWhat's next for the VA in the wake of the Shinseki resignation? We
talked with Norbert Ryan of the Military Officers Association of America.
April 9, 2014 - Fox BusinessThe
official unemployment rate, currently at 6.6%, tells the story of some of the
millions of jobless Americans. But it doesn't tell the story of military wives
struggling to find work: Their unemployment rate is more than double the
12, 2014 - Federal News Radio 1500 AMA budget battle is heating up between Congress and the armed forces community.
Vice Admiral Norb Ryan, president of the Military Officer's Association of
America, was Francis Rose's guest for Pentagon Solutions.
22, 2014 - Military.comDefense
Secretary Chuck Hagel has signaled that he will seek to protect cyber warfare
funding and Special Operations in the Pentagon's 2015 budget. At the same time
his aides are pushing cutbacks in pay and benefits.
January 28, 2014 - ABC NewsCongress is revisiting its decision to cut annual
cost-of living adjustments to pensions for most working-age military retirees
after talk of the cuts drew outrage from veterans groups and others.
19, 2014 - Associations
research by a military officers’ group reveals that military spouses—most of
them women—face challenges in finding and keeping employment, and many who are
employed are overqualified for their jobs.
January 28, 2014 - Stars and StripesPentagon
leaders support dramatic changes to military retirement. Just not right now.
And not for existing retirees. And maybe not the plan Congress has already
January 27, 2014 - Military TimesChip
Hoynes retired from the Coast Guard in 2007, landing a high-paying job with a
defense contractor in the same field he worked in on active duty. But
several years later, the company went bankrupt, and Hoynes, a former chief
operations specialist, found himself jobless. After a few stints doing defense
contracting work, he joined Home Depot, but the entry-level position didn't
match the 22-year veteran's expectations for responsibility, challenge or
January 22, 2014 - Washington PostSen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday discussed details of the massive Veterans Affairs bill he introduced last week, saying he is open to paying for the measure with savings from overseas contingency operations (OCO), formerly known as the global war on terror.
January 22, 2014 - The Military TimesThe Senate is poised to consider a massive veterans bill that not only would improve education, health and employment benefits for former troops, it would restore the cost-of-living adjustment reduction for military retirees set by the Bipartisan Budget Act.
month’s congressional budget deal delivered a particularly hard hit to military
retirees with at least 20 years of service, cutting their cost-of-living (COLA)
adjustments by 1 percent a year until age 62.
12, 2013 - SpouseBUZZ.comBeing
in the military these days is a little bit like being a sad Golden Retriever.
We do everything our masters tell us – fight this war, protect that freedom,
hold down the home front and suffer through the corresponding tolls of mental
health and relationship chaos — only to get kicked under the table anyway.
2013 - The HillVeterans
groups are lashing out at the congressional budget deal for targeting military
retirement accounts to help pay for spending increases.
November 17, 2012 - The Killeen Daily HeraldA new state-by-state report card from a national organization that represents members of the military and veterans indicated that Texas lacks when it comes to providing monetary incentives or property tax relief for veterans.
November 16, 2012 - National Journal and Government ExecutiveWithout a compromise by Congress, sequestration would cut health benefits for active-duty troops and veterans.
September 24, 2013 - military.com
A key veterans group is optimistic that U.S. lawmakers will reach a budget deal next week and won’t have to delay payments to troops, an official said.
Military Officers Association of America and Syracuse University’s Institute
for Veterans and Military Families will launch The Military Spouse Employment
Survey Sept. 16.
pilots on their way out of the military into civilian life got a boost last
weekend when the Military Officers Association of America teamed up with
Helicopter Association International to offer their first-ever
August 6, 2013 - BereaOnline.comAmerican Legion Post #50 sponsored a trip to DC for Dr. James and Ms. Carol Stutts to join a group from the Military Officers Association of America and the Gold Star Wives to lobby Senators and Congressman.
July 8, 2013 - Military.comMOAA is sponsoring a Storming the Hill event to educate the 113th Congress and their legislative and military assistants on the Survivor Benefit Plan/Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (SBP/DIC) offset issue.
June 7, 2013 - FederalNewsRadio.com
Earlier this week, an unusual coalition of more than two dozen
well-known defense thinkers from ten different think tanks penned an open
letter to Congress and the Pentagon, issuing an urgent call to reform three
specific areas of Pentagon spending: Base infrastructure, the civilian
workforce and military compensation. The experts, who span the ideological
spectrum, don't all agree on the solutions. But they do agree those issues are
threatening to "consume the defense budget from within." For a
different take on the issue, In Depth turns to Retired Navy Vice Adm. Norb
Ryan, president and CEO of the Military Officers Association of America, an
advocacy group for active duty and retired military members.
June 1, 2013 - Washington PostMotion sensors and razor-wire coils ring the ammunition depot on this vast Marine Corps base. Sentries stand watch in the lobby of the headquarters complex. Military police officers patrol the barracks every few hours. But no building here boasts the defenses of the giant, government-run supermarket, whose bright, wide aisles are stocked with seemingly every brand of every food product available in America — Heinz ketchup, Oscar Mayer bacon, Lay’s chips — all sold at close to wholesale prices.
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