This year both the House and Senate Armed Services Committees are working to enact a series of significant reforms to the Military Health System and to the nature of the health care benefit for military beneficiaries.
Recently, the Senate passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the massive piece of legislation that sets policies and funding levels for the Department of Defense (DoD). Tucked away in the 1600-page bill is a set of proposals that if signed into law will significantly change the way service members receive their Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH).
Did you know if you have to quit a job because of your spouse’s new assignment, you may be eligible for unemployment compensation?
In recent years, as budgets have gotten tighter, the commissary–and the $1.4 billion it receives each year–has become a favorite target of officials in Congress and at the Pentagon.
While we’re glad Congress used the feedback from military families, we’re not convinced the proposals in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) are enough to effectively address the problems families encounter with the military health system.
Sometimes things get so bad, families struggle to put nutritious food on the table. But it doesn’t have to be that way, thanks to a variety of nutrition assistance programs available.
While college is almost always going to come with a hefty price tag, luckily there are policies in place to lessen the burden for military families.
Today on Capitol Hill, the Congressional Veterans Job Caucus held a panel to shed light on military spouse career struggles.
NMFA has teamed up with two other charity organizations to work on the serious issue of strengthening the mental health of military families.
It’s an annual Washington ritual: waiting to see what will be included in the year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the legislation that sets policies and authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DoD).