DO NOT RAISE TRICARE FEES
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The final FY 2018 COLA, which took effect Jan. 1, 2019, is 2.8 percent, matching MOAA's prediction.
The calculation is made by comparing the average CPI from July through September of the current fiscal year to the average for the same months of the year prior. Remember, active duty pay raises are calculated differently.
This information is calculated from the non-seasonally adjusted Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W). Calculation for monthly COLA change: (Monthly CPI-Yearly baseline CPI)/Yearly baseline CPI.
Learn more about CPI on the BLS web page.
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SHOULD WE BRING BACK THE DRAFT?
There are differing opinions on whether or not the U.S. should bring back the draft, and who should and should not be included.
ARE WE LOSING OUR WILL TO FIGHT?
Congress must approve a national budget to maintain military stability.
HOW GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS HURT THE MILITARY
MOAA concerns regarding the government shutdown remain as we enter a continuing resolution.