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Military retirees to pay higher health premiums

Military retirees will pay slightly more for their health care starting Saturday, and more cost increases are on the way.

Tags: pay and benefits , DoD , DoD Report , TRICARE , Leon Panetta , Robert Gates , healthcare

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:15pm EDT

Gov't opposes full severance pay for military gays

Two days after repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy against gays serving openly in the military, the Obama administration was in court Thursday opposing a lawsuit seeking full severance pay for those dismissed under the law.

Tags: gay rights , pay and benefits , DoD , Associated Press

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 07:47pm EDT

Bill protects military pay if government defaults

A new bill would protect military pay even if the government defaults because Congress doesn't authorize an increase to the government's debt ceiling. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who co-sponsored the Payment Reliability for our Obligations to Military and Investors to Secure Essential Stability, or PROMISES Act, discussed the bill with Federal News Radio.

Tags: Congress , Congressional Spotlight , steve king , debt ceiling ,

Tuesday - 07/19/2011, 05:42pm EDT
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Servicemembers abroad have later tax filing deadline

The Pentagon and IRS are giving you another two months.

Tags: DoD Report , IRS , taxes , tax filing deadline , In Depth

Monday - 04/04/2011, 03:33pm EDT

Wired For War

Tags: tech , UAV , war , Brookings Institution , PW Singer

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 05:05pm EST
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Renegade Drone Poses a Problem

The U.S. military almost launched fighter jets and discussed a possible shoot-down when an errant Navy drone briefly veered into restricted airspace near the nation's capital last month, a senior military official said Thursday. The Associate Press reports the incident underscores safety concerns with unmanned aircraft as defense officials campaign to use them more often during natural disasters and for homeland security. Navy Adm. James Winnefeld Jr., head of Northern Command, said Thursday that the August mishap could hamper the Pentagon's push to have the Federal Aviation Administration ease procedures for drone use by the military in domestic skies.

Tags: Pentagon & Beyond , Pentagon , Navy , James Winnefeld Jr. , J.J. Green

Friday - 09/10/2010, 04:41pm EDT

Bill would cut DOD's Federal Prison Industries purchases

If passed, a new bill will give allow businesses to compete against federal prison manufacturing.

Tags: dod textile and apparel procurement fairness act , larry kissell , Walter Jones , Federal Prison Industries , erry amendment , Berry Amendment , Jory Heckman , textiles , DoD ,

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 03:39pm EDT

U.S. to swap guns with diplomacy

Fewer than seven months remain before the U.S. military is scheduled to leave Iraq, and the handoff from DoD to diplomats is in full swing. Federal News Radio's Francis Rose spoke with former Ambassador Ronald Neumann about the buildup of American soft power.

Tags: DoD , Iraq , diplomacy , In Depth

Monday - 06/20/2011, 05:03pm EDT
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Rep. Buerkle: VA, DoD must 'bridge gap' in wounded warrior care

It's been four years since the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs launched the Federal Recovery Coordinator Program, designed to expedite the process for wounded vets to get the care and services they needed.

Tags: Ann Marie Buerkle , DoD , VA , health , collaboration , Veterans Affairs Committee , In Depth

Friday - 05/20/2011, 05:03pm EDT
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