Dodgy companies peddling pricey compound pharmaceuticals have fleeced the TRICARE program so severely this year, before tougher screening procedures took effect May 1, that they are largely to blam
Earlier this week, an anonymous donor - possibly my distinguished editor - gifted me with a book that I really should have read a long time ago: retired Army colonel and historian Gian G
The Veterans Choice, Access and Accountability Act of 2014, which Congress rushed to pass last summer to address a patient wait-time scandal at dozens of VA hospitals and clinics, spurred VA to bro
Representatives of the American Legion and Disabled American Veterans have warned lawmakers to reject calls to impose an age ceiling or other new cost control on VA compensation payments to veteran
The Department of Defense will ask Congress for new authorities to funnel more challenging cases into military treatment facilities, a move aimed at sustaining wartime specialty skills and overall
Thursday's report that Fort Sill's military population will grow by 3 percent at a time when other Army installations across the country are shrinking by as much as 60 percent is welcome
The number of surgeries and other inpatient procedures done on base by military physicians trails the inpatient workloads of private sector peers by wide margins, according to data comparisons run
The Senate has voted to end a special food allowance stateside that was conceived 14 years ago primarily to avoid more news reports of military families using food stamps.
The Senate voted Wednesday to kill a plan hatched by its armed services committee to privatize five large commissary stores to test the concept of commercial grocers running base stores to save def
Military leaders and Department of Defense pay experts have presented to Congress a reshaped version of that new "blended retirement" system for future service members, saying this one "best enable
The Obama administration applauds several steps the Senate Armed Services Committee has taken to dampen military compensation growth next year, including support for a third straight pay raise cap,
Many of the 40,000 dual-service couples in the military members married to other service members have for years drawn combined housing allowances stateside that more than cover their rent and uti
The Senate Armed Services Committee has accepted a Defense Department plan to pare taxpayer support of base grocery stores, which if enacted into law would lower shopper savings at least two percen
Both the Senate and House Armed Services committees have rejected two TRICARE reform plans, one from the Obama administration to raise fees and consolidate the triple-option health benefit, and a s
Many current Reserve and National Guard members, particularly those who are younger and have fewer years of service, are likely next year to face a difficult choice of retirement plans.
Despite vigorous opposition from a few colleagues who are military retirees, the House Armed Services Committee voted overwhelming last week to give future generations of service members something
Congress on Thursday took a first, perhaps historic step toward phasing out the 20-year-or-bust retirement system the U.S.
Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency (DeCA) and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense Retail Activity (DeRA) is gaining support among policymakers inside the Dep
The Department of Defense daily releases a list of U.S.
An actuarial firm under contract to the Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that allowing veterans who live more than 40 miles from needed VA health care to use private-sector care instead cou
Earlier this week, a friend and colleague sent me an interesting article describing Russia's new main battle tank, currently in final development.
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
Is it even possible to make any sense of the headlines boiling out of the Middle East during the past few weeks? Let's see if we can summarize.
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