6:18 am, May 27, 2015

FederalNewsRadio.com - Purpose of Comments statement Click to show

Hubbard Radio, LLC encourages site users to express their opinions by posting comments. Our goal is to maintain a civil dialogue in which readers feel comfortable. At times, the comment boards following articles, blog posts and other content can descend to personal attacks. Please do not engage in such behavior here. We encourage your thoughtful comments which:

  • Have a positive and constructive tone
  • Are on topic, clear and to-the-point
  • Are respectful toward others and their opinions

Hubbard Radio, LLC reserves the right to remove comments which do not conform to these criteria.

  • 3
       

  • If the administration truly wants to help military families, this is how they can do it:
    Originalist
    1. Increase the protections against foreclosures and loss of home value when a service member receives permanent change of station orders. Many of us we forced to move during the height of home values and with the lack of available housing on base purchased homes in the community. Normally this wouldn’t be a big issue, but when we are forced to move a few years later and have lost half of the home’s value it can utterly destroy the family for the rest of our lives. Many of us have had to choose over staying out of bankruptcy/foreclosure or our careers. We try to remain in place, at a detriment of our career so we don’t end up going into foreclosure and endangering a security clearance or future credit. The “bill” that was passed years ago only helped a narrow segment of us. The timeframe needs to be expanded. 2. Increase the availability of housing and childcare on base. There is not enough of either. 3. Stop mandatory charitable donations. Each year I am forced to give up $500-$1000 of my pay for “volunteer” or “charitable” giving; it is not volunteer or charitable if we are forced to donate. 4. Fix the commissaries and exchanges. These used to be a great value to the military families. Now they are usually more expensive for what we actually buy. Fix them or get rid of them. 5. More MWR activity availability. Campgrounds, cabins, lodging, rentals, etc. Not the 50 year old stuff that currently exists. 6. Make pay day loan shops illegal, at least within 50 miles of a base. I am all for business, but these businesses are immoral in their practices. 7. Make the drinking age on base 18 again. When it was raised to 21 we faced all new problems. The troops WILL drink; I would rather have control of the situation. I didn’t worry when they only had to walk back to their barracks room, now I have to worry about them drunk driving. They are fighting wars for this country and are generally more mature than civilian 18 year olds, they deserve the privilege.
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
  • Military Housing
    Proud Military Mom In Law
    I pray that the Administration looks at all issues regarding Military Families INCLUDING Military Housing. My son-in-law is enlisted and the military housing they have lived in is horrible. Since he is enlisted and at a low grade right now the only military housing that is available to them is sub-standard. Housing looks nice from the outside, but once you walk in it is a different story! Mold, appliances from the 70's, sub-grade carpet or if you are lucky their is no nasty carpet and you get warped wooden floors. Repairs are slow and inefficient. The problems aren't fixed, they are just rigged to get by. Non-military housing is almost as bad since they cannot afford much even with BAH. My son-in-law and daughter prefer the military housing option because he feels my daughter and grandchildren get more support around other military families during deployment and it is a safer environment usually than the non military housing they could afford.
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
  • Military Housing
    Proud Military Mom In Law
    I pray that the Administration looks at all issues regarding Military Families INCLUDING Military Housing. My son-in-law is enlisted and the military housing they have lived in is horrible. Since he is enlisted and at a low grade right now the only military housing that is available to them is sub-standard. Housing looks nice from the outside, but once you walk in it is a different story! Mold, appliances from the 70's, sub-grade carpet or if you are lucky their is no nasty carpet and you get warped wooden floors. Repairs are slow and inefficient. The problems aren't fixed, they are just rigged to get by. Non-military housing is almost as bad since they cannot afford much even with BAH. My son-in-law and daughter prefer the military housing option because he feels my daughter and grandchildren get more support around other military families during deployment and it is a safer environment usually than the non military housing they could afford.
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
  • { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }