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Holiday Mailing Deadlines Announced by USPS

The USPS has announced the holiday mailing deadlines for the 2016 holiday season that is just around the corner. These deadlines start from December 15 and last until December 23. Guidelines for international packages and packages for military members serving … Read More

Retiree Appreciation Day for Retired Military Personnel to be Held Soon

The Retiree Appreciation Day for retired military personnel is to be organized on October 7, 2016. The event would include lunch, U.S. Army Chorus, and some speeches. A retired Army Lt. Gen. Clarence McKnight, Jr. would deliver the keynote and … Read More

Retired Veterans May Not Want to Retire in Indiana

Most of the retirees wish for making their retirement more exciting by retiring at a place where they can get all the facilities and live peacefully without the need for spending a lot of money on daily expenses. If you … Read More

THE TSP STEPS UP FOR THE MILITARY by Dianna Tafazoli

military payMany individuals go into the military but do not retire or serve a full 20 years, the time usually required to retire and have a pension.  Those leaving the service before that time are left without a pension.  The Thrift Read More

No further action against General David Petraeus

MTE5NTU2MzE1OTMxOTAzNDk5Ashton Carter who is the Defense Secretary has made the decision regarding the case of David Petraeus. He has indicated that there will not be any further actions taken by the Department against the retired General. This was indicated by … Read More

Congress, the Last Battle for Women in Every Combat Role

U.S. Southern Command Gen. John F. Kelly

Four F-15 Eagle pilots from the 3rd Wing walk to their respective jets at Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 5, for the fini flight of Maj. Andrea Misener (far left). To her right are Capt. Jammie Jamieson, Maj. Carey Jones and Capt. Samantha Weeks. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Keith Brown)

(U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Keith Brown)

U.S. Southern Command Gen. John F. Kelly closed out his 45 year Marine Corps career by ringing a bell that he wants heard on Capitol Hill. … Read More

Military to get pay boosts in 2016 too

military payWhile there were news all over the place about the recent pay raise that was awarded to all the federal employees out there, there is also good news for the military. President Obama has recently given his approval on … Read More

TSP Expecting Military Influx

tsp plan militaryThe Thrift Investment Board of the Federal Retirement division of the Government has always been one for making announcements and dealing with all sorts of criticism along the way. They are trying to avoid as much criticism as they can … Read More

Details about the new military retirement system

military retirement system

(the-military-guide.com)

Soon we will be hearing from the Defense Department regarding the new military retirement system that’s set to be put in to effect from January the 1st of 2018. There are some intricate details regarding the system that … Read More

TSP Set to Provide Military with 401k Plans

Thrift savings plan

The Thrift savings plan has always been prone to modifications as it affects so many people from all over the country. It has seen many expansions been made to it over the years and recently … Read More

Civilians To Replace Military Personnel In Support Labs

 

The government is always on its toes to try and take steps to make the country a far more ideal place for citizens of America to reside and also to save itself as many dollars as possible. In accordance … Read More

Court Orders OPM to Restore Blind Vet’s FERS Disability Benefits

Court Orders OPM to Restore Blind Vet’s FERS Disability Benefits

benefitsA federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ordered the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to restore the Federal Employees Retirement Read More

Military Retirement Plan Move to Thrift Savings Plan Benefits Few

Thrift Savings PlanLast month, the Defense Department submitted to Congress what they call a “blended defined benefit and defined contribution” military retirement system.

The proposed military retirement plan is a 401(k)-like Thrift Savings Plan (TSP). It begins with a 1 percent DoD … Read More

Costs of Waiting to Buy Back Military Benefits – by June Kirby

Determining the True Cost of Waiting to Buy Back Military Benefits

by June Kirby

Military If you are a federal employee who has also had military service, then a military “buy back” towards your federal retirement benefits may or may not … Read More

The High Cost of Waiting – Military Buy Backs by Kevin O’Leary

The High Cost of Waiting – “Buy Back” Military Time Early To Avoid High Interest Charges

By: Kevin O’Leary

militaryToday, there are a lot of federal employees who have also had previous military service. So, when considering buying back militaryRead More

Hiring Our Heroes

GovernmentLast year in Fort Belvoir, Virginia minutes away from the nation’s capital, a job fair was held to hire America’s Veterans.  This is a two-fold dynamic.  On the one hand, it is a good thing that special emphasis is being … Read More

President Obama Nominates Bob McDonald Secretary of the VA

Veterans AffairsPresident Barack Obama will nominate Bob McDonald as the new Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).  Mr. McDonald is the former CEO of Procter and Gamble and a Vet.  He is a graduate of the U.S. … Read More

Taking Care of Vets and Their Families

Taking Care of VetsThe Department of Veterans Affairs has been a headliner in the news for a few months now.  It appears from all reports that the second largest civilian agency in the Federal Government is not getting a good report card when … Read More

Veterans Benefits for Women

Women Veterans Benefits

veterans benefitsObviously both Men and Women receive Veterans Benefits. Aren’t we extraordinarily proud of our women veterans and women in uniform.  The military was once thought of a place for men.  Veterans were men.  Wounded warriors were … Read More

Veterans Benefits Basic Requirements

Veterans Benefits Reqirements

veterans benefitsIn order to qualify for basic veterans benefits via the VA one must have served in the active military, naval or air service and was honorably discharged.  If called to active duty for reasons other than … Read More