By Debbie Gregory. Congress’ annual defense authorization bill addresses some of the yearly basics, such as pay benefits and insurance coverage, but also spells out the rules regarding the topical subject of sexual assault and harassment. In the benefits department, there is a proposed 2.4 percent pay raise for active duty troops. The raise will […]
Entries Tagged ‘military spouses’
By Debbie Gregory. It takes an extremely strong and selfless person to be a military spouse. While the sacrifices made by our military personnel are often acknowledged, military spouses are usually unrecognized and underappreciated. Probably the biggest challenge military spouses face are their frequent moves, which makes it difficult for them to build their own […]
By Debbie Gregory. In May, the American Military Partner Association (AMPA) launched the AMPA Military Spouse Scholarship, a new program aimed to help military spouses pursue their higher education goals. Non-profit AMPA is the nation’s largest resource and support network for the partners, spouses, families, and allies of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service […]
By Debbie Gregory. The Military Residency Choice Act, introduced by San Diego Congressmen Darrell Issa and Rob Wittman, will ease the tax burden on military families by allowing them to establish one consistent state of residency. Active duty service members have always been able to keep one state as their state of legal residency (usually […]
By Debbie Gregory. According to an Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) report entitled, “The Force Behind the Force: A Business Case for Leveraging Military Spouse Talent,” military spouses are not faring as well as their civilian counterparts. There are more than one million active duty, guard, and reserve military spouses, more than 15 […]
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