Questions and Reaction to Recommendations for Military Pay and Benefits
January 30, 2015
It has been 24 hours since the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) released its 15 recommendations that could impact military families in the years to come. (More)
Breaking: New Recommendations on Military Pay and Benefits; Will Military Families Get What They Deserve?
January 29, 2015
After 18 months of hearings, research, surveys, travel to installations, and conversations with service members and their families, the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) finally released its report. (More)
New Website to Help Military Families Find Child Care
January 28, 2015
The Department of Defense (DoD) has announced the launch of a new website designed to help military families find child care. The site, militarychildcare.com, will allow families to search for military-operated or military-approved child care programs at installations around the world. (More)
Commissaries: What Will the Commission Recommend?
January 27, 2015
In 2014, we told the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) that military families rely on the dollars and cents they save by shopping at the commissary – which can add up to a 30% average savings compared to other grocery stores. (More)
Military Pay: What Will the Commission Recommend?
January 26, 2015
As we await the release of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) report, one of our biggest questions is what the Commission will recommend for military pay. (More)
Military Health Care: What Will the Commission Recommend?
January 26, 2015
Whether they love it, hate it, or fall somewhere in between, military families consistently cite TRICARE, and the military health system, as one of their most important and valued benefits. With the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) scheduled to release their report later this week, we’re anxious to learn what the Commission will recommend regarding military family health care. (More)
Time to Talk About Your Pay and Benefits
January 22, 2015
The MCRMC will weigh in on everything that affects military families: health care; pay; retirement; family support programs; education assistance to service members and families; family housing; commissaries and exchanges; and Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) Programs. Their report will lay out an overall plan for compensation for the future military force. (More)
2014 Highlights Military Families
January 20, 2015
The National Military Family Association closed out 2014 successfully, and we look ahead to 2015 to continue to accomplish goals and promote our mission and vision to support military families. Strengthening military families bearing the burden of war, stabilizing families experiencing changes unique to the military, and encouraging communities to contribute to military family well-being are our priorities. (More)
Active Duty? Act Now or Your Roth TSP Contributions May Stop
January 7, 2015
Did you make resolutions for 2015? Add a quick and easy one to your list: Update your Roth TSP election from a dollar amount to a percentage in myPay today. (More)
Will 2015 NDAA provisions successfully address the scourge of military sexual assault?
December 29, 2014
While the number of unwanted sexual contacts has dropped by roughly 7,000 since 2012, approximately 19,000 service members still reported unwanted sexual contact. We advocate for a zero tolerance policy on sexual assault. (More)