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May 8, 2013 - Magic City Morning Star Today, Reps. Elijah E Cummings, Mike Michaud, Adam Smith, Susan Davis, Mark Takano, and John Tierney, the Ranking Members of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, the Committee on Armed Services, the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, and the Subcommittee on National Security, introduced H.R. 1842, the Military Family Home Protection Act, to strengthen foreclosure protections for U.S. military servicemembers and their families.
May 4, 2013 - Military&Aerospace Electronics® Cameron University's George D. Keathley Department of Military Science presented awards and scholarships to members of the Comanche Battalion, Cameron's Army ROTC unit, during a ceremony held last week. The Comanche Battalion annually recognizes cadets for meritorious performance in the areas of military science, academics, physical fitness, personal achievement, and leadership. Awards are sponsored by the Department of the Army; national and local societies, organizations, and businesses; and by private individuals.
April 18, 2013 - NEWSMAX Independent. American.
The largest association of military officers in the country went to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to urge legislators to reject the Obama administration’s proposed spending cuts.
April 15, 2013 - Longboat Key News
“The military budget is not on the table. The military is at the table, and is eating everybody else’s lunch.” Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) commenting on the House passage of the $649 billion FY2012 Defense Appropriations Bill.
April 14, 2013 - Recruitingtrends.com
A small business owner told me that hiring the wrong person is the biggest mistake she can make in her company.
April 13, 2013 - Military.com
Veteran service organizations are forming a united front against President Obama's debt-reduction plan that shrinks cost of living increases for retirees and disabled vets by linking them to the consumer price index.
April 2, 2013 - WMAL 1500 a.m. In Depth with Francis RoseThe D.C. area is a great place for service members and their families to find private-sector jobs. The trick is finding them. Capt. Jim Carman, director of the Military Officers Association of America's Transition Center, joins In Depth to discuss how a recent MOAA career fair can help service members and their families.
April 2, 2013 - The Washington TimesSgt. Shaft gives MOAA credit in his weekly column for helping him answer a question on military Reserve time and whether or not it can be applied toward federal civil service retirement — (CSRS or FERS) Civil Service Retirement Service or Federal Employees Retirement System.
April 3, 2013 - The Republic/ AZCentral.com CAPT Kathy Beasley, Deputy Director for Healthcare in MOAA’s Government Relations department, was quoted in The Republic/AZCentral.com April 3 article saying the GAO report on Tricare echoes some of MOAA’s own findings.
March 29, 2013 - Marine Corps Times onlineUnited Healthcare Military & Veterans Services will assume management of the West region contract on April 1, providing health care services for 2.9 million Tricare beneficiaries.
The House Armed Services Committee Military Personnel Subcommittee met in Washington, D.C. Wednesday March 20th. The purpose was to discuss the current Dept. of Defense budget situation on soldiers and family-related programs.
Federal legislation caps the annual interest rates that payday lenders can charge active duty members of the military and their families at 36 percent. This protection does not extend to veterans, National Guard and reservists.
Nearly every major veterans advocacy organization has visited Capitol Hill over the last month, pushing lawmakers to keep the focus on their issues amid the financial fights in Congress.
March 18, 2013 - Daily KosMilitary tuition assistance is one of the big victims due to the sequester: Recent sequester cuts have forced the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air Force to suspend their Tuition Assistance Programs, which gave active-duty military members up to $4,500 per year to work toward a high school diploma, certificate or college degree.
February 18, 2013 - NEWSMAX
Pressure is growing among advocacy groups to revise a military divorce law that can grant ex-spouses of U.S. warriors up to half of their retirement pay right up to death.
February 15, 2013 - Boston.com
The weeklong Senate recess gives outside interest groups opposed to Chuck Hagel’s nomination to become defense secretary more time to sharpen their attack against President Barack Obama’s choice. And they’re not wasting any of it, promising to redouble their efforts to scour Hagel’s record and to pressure senators to vote against him.
February 14, 2013 - Third Estate Sunday Review
Today, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Jon Tester (D-MT) introduced legislation to adjust current eligibility requirements for children who receive health care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA).
February 14, 2013 - Northwest Guardian
As the deputy director of government relations for the Military Officers Association of America, Karen Golden is passionate about helping military spouses face the challenges of finding jobs and developing careers of their own. Her motivation is understandable because she is not only a social worker, but also the wife of a Marine.
February 12, 2013 - Army Times
A Marine Corps family is in dire financial straits, struggling to pay back a $100,000 loan following a huge error made by the Army Corps of Engineers in administering its Homeowners Assistance Program.
February 10, 2013 - The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.)
Stephanie Crosse figures her next move with her Army lawyer husband should open new career opportunities. She has a license to practice law in Georgia, and the Peach State is their next destination.
February 10, 2013 - Daily Republic
Online Countering the Republican-led opposition to President Barack Obama’s nominee for defense secretary is a less flashy but powerful constituency: military veterans.
December 1, 2012 - Dayton Daily News
Military pay is under scrutiny by budget hawks who say something has to be done as the nation continues to increase its debt.
November 30, 2012 - DCmilitary.com (Andrews Gazette)
The 779th Medical Group Aeromedical Staging Facility team members were awarded the Military Officers Association of America 2012 Community Heroes Award in the Military Caregivers category during a ceremony Oct. 30 in Arlington, Va., for their endless dedication to helping wounded warriors returning from overseas everyday at Joint Base Andrews, Md.
November 29, 2012 - DCmilitary.com (Tester - Naval Air Station Patuxent River)
Two Navy Marine Corps Relief Society combat casualty nurses from NAS Patuxent River were awarded the Civilian Group 2012 Military Officers Association of America Community Heroes Appreciation Award in October.
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.
August 1, 2012- Federal News Radio 1500AMTRICARE costs are eating military officers alive, Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, President of MOAA told In Depth with Francis Rose. The Defense Department is claiming a $708 million health care surplus for FY2012 - money it wants to use for other purposes. But at the same time the department wants to raise fees for health benefits. MOAA says the surplus funds should be used to pay for military retiree healthcare, research and treatment for post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, and curb suicides in the military community.
July 25, 2012 - NAFCU.org Credit union staff and volunteers in Nashville, Tenn., this week for NAFCU’s 45th Annual Conference and Exhibition spent Tuesday in a series of pre-conference events that gave them a look at issues facing defense credit unions and others specific to women executives in credit unions.
July 23, 2012 - Jefferson Post, West Jefferson, NC In mid July the New River Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) hosted Jason Pratscher, an area outreach coordinator for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), as its guest speaker.
June 28, 2012 - US News and World Report
The Constitution's guarantee of free speech for all Americans outweighs a law created to punish liars who insult the nation's most-decorated war veterans, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
June 13, 2012 - August Free Press Sen. Jim Webb, author of the landmark Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, today renewed his call for quick enactment of his bipartisan legislation to preserve those veterans’ education benefits from abuses by certain schools.
June 11, 2012 - PR Web This year's event, to be held on September 13 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, will focus on the theme "Saluting Their Sacrifice: A Decade of Challenges and Triumphs for Our Wounded Heroes and Their Families."
May 11, 2012 - The Oakland Press
When Iraq and Afghanistan veterans got their own GI Bill passed in 2008, activists like Tom Tarantino had every reason to celebrate. Their advocacy persuaded Congress to provide billions in once-in-a-lifetime education aid to the more than 2 million men and women who served. The bill promised to be as transformative as its much-heralded post-World II predecessor, which laid the foundation of prosperity for an entire generation of Americans.
May 7, 2012 - Herald NetPresident Barack Obama's high-profile signing Friday of an executive order to protect GI Bill users from predatory practices of for-profit schools is viewed by veterans service organizations as a big step, but also a first step, toward curbing abuses within the U.S. education industry.
April 25, 2012 - WTOPThe effort to hire military men and women after their service is completed can overshadow the challenges military spouses face with finding employment of their own.
April 25, 2012 - WTOPListen to this 40 second clip of Career Fair coverage.
April 25, 2012 - Stars and StripesHundreds of servicemembers, veterans, military spouses and others hoping to connect with potential employers gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center Tuesday for the Military Officers Association of America's 2012 Career Fair.
April 5, 2012 - Cox News Service
The Pentagon’s proposal to charge higher fees on retirees enrolled in Tricare, the military’s health insurance program, has angered some veterans, while the Pentagon contends those who retired from the ranks must share more of the cost as expenses escalate under the weight of budget cuts.
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