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2017 Defense Budget

Updated: December 24, 2022

The 2017 defense bill has been signed into law by President Obama and includes a 2.1% military pay increase. Highlights of the 2017 Defense Budget: Timeline March, 2016– Congressional committees submitted “views and estimates” of spending and revenues. April –  June, 2016 – House & Senate Armed Appropriations Committees worked on the FY2016 defense bill. […]

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Defense Share of Total Federal Spending

2016 Defense Budget

Updated: August 21, 2023

President Obama signed the defense budget which among other things sets 2016 military compensation and benefits. The military pay increase for fiscal year 2016 is 1.3%. General and flag officers, above pay grade O-7, will not see an increase due to a pay freeze at those higher levels. Highlights of the Defense Budget and Effect […]

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Obama Signs Bipartisan Defense Bill, Budget Deal

Updated: December 27, 2013

President Obama has signed the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act and the bipartisan budget deal.  The defense bill will give military personnel a 1% pay raise, addresses sexual assault reforms and Guantanamo Bay.  The budget deal prevents a shutdown for 2 years while providing an estimated $85 billion in savings. Excerpt from President’s statement on […]

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Tuition Assistance Restored

Tuition Assistance Restored for All Military Services

Updated: March 23, 2021

March 17, 2013 Tuition Assistance (TA) has been restored for the Army, Air Force, Coast Guards and Marines.  The Navy never cut TA.  On Tuesday March 26th, 2013 the President signed the continuing resolution which was passed by Congress last week.  The main purpose of the continuing resolution is to provide appropriations to fund government […]

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Tuition Assistance Suspended

Tuition Assistance Suspended by Army, Air Force, Marine Corps & Coast Guard; Navy Pending

Updated: March 23, 2021

Updated March 13th, 2013 Update Alert: Tuition Assistance has been restored to all services.  Read more here. All U.S. Armed Forces except the Navy have recently announced that Tuition Assistance (TA) will be suspended until further notice due to sequestration.  The measure will not affect soldiers currently enrolled in courses; however, no new applications will […]

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DOD Releases Revised Tuition Assistance Memorandum

Updated: January 6, 2013

The DoD released a revised Memorandum of Understanding (TA MOU) which provides new instructions to all educational institutions participating in the Tuition Assistance program.  The new version of the DoD MOU strengthens oversight, enforcement and accountability, provides guidelines for education institutions receiving Tuition Assistance funding and supports and increases protections to service members. Details of […]

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Sequestration Cuts and the Impact on the Military Community

Updated: March 16, 2021

Updated March 13th, 2013 Sequestration answers  to common questions related to military pay and benefits exemptions for military families and veterans.  The new fiscal cliff of March 1st is fast approaching and once again the U.S. government is at stalemate with how to deal with sequestration.  The military is facing  $55 billion in cuts from the 2013 […]

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