Trump Signs 2018 Defense Bill: Here’s What It Means for You

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a massive defense bill that authorizes everything from troop pay raises to military end strength in fiscal 2018. The Fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorizes about $700 billion for the Defense Department, including $634 billion for the base budget and $66…

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Navy Officer’s Loudspeaker Broadcast of Taps Is Ending

In this 2015 photo, Joshua Corney poses for a portrait outside his Glen Rock, Pa. home. (Chris Dunn/York Daily Record via AP)   The Associated Press 30 Nov 2017 GLEN ROCK, Pa. — A Pennsylvania man whose nightly broadcast of taps through loudspeakers led to lawsuit threats and complaints from…

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Trump Budget to Cap Next Raise, Hike Retiree TRICARE Fees, Slam ‘IU’ Vets

      Military Update: President Trump’s first budget request embraces many Obama administration ideas to dampen military compensation growth. It would cap the next military pay raise; hike healthcare fees “modestly” for working-age military retirees, and increase co-payments on pharmacy drugs for TRICARE beneficiaries, including retirees of any age, though…

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VA: Letting Vets Seek Community Healthcare Will Save Billions

  Allowing more veterans to seek medical care outside VA facilities will save taxpayers billions of dollars over the next decade, top VA officials said. VA Secretary David Shulkin on Monday said increasing private care options under the proposed Coordinated Access and Rewarding Experiences, or CARE, Act would result in…

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Finally: Actual, Physical Vet Cards Will Be Issued To Veterans Who Apply Starting In November

Okay, so say it’s Veterans Day and you’re a veteran and you’ve been waiting in line all morning to get your free meal at Applebee’s. But then you suddenly realize that you forgot to bring a copy of your DD-214, and you don’t have a Department of Veterans Affairs health…

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