PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - January/February 2018
MOAA National News: In January, MOAA National published the Top 10 Legislative Goals for 2018 in the newly formatted Military Officer magazine. There is an excellent detailed explanation of the background and remedy for each of these goals in the magazine. After 16 years of war, and with unpredictable political transitions in the coming year, the time has never been more important to “circle the wagons” and link arms in the fight to preserve your benefits and entitlements. We will discuss opportunities to collaborate on these goals throughout the year. I encourage you to join MOAA efforts at the local and National level, in our collective efforts to pursue the top 10 legislative goals for 2018. Read More
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Texas sate legislators recently passed legislation that expanded the list of acceptable military medals which allow vehicle registration fees to be waived. Read More
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Fort Bliss Access Control Points
A 100% identification card check of all personnel will be implemented at all Fort Bliss access control points.
All Department of Defense and non-DoD vehicular occupants, including the driver and all of-age passengers, will have to present an ID card - valid state driver's license, government/federal ID card, passport, etc. - for authorized access to Fort Bliss. Read More
MOAA Top Issues
Are you aware of the major issues and MOAA's legislative initiatives? Educate yourself on the issues that affect you and your family. See what MOAA is really doing for you on Capitol Hill. View Details
MOAA Action Alerts
Check your Legislators' positions on key issues and urge them to support MOAA's goals. View Details
MOAA's 2018 Goals
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Military retiree COLA is calculated based on the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), not the overall CPI. Monthly changes in the index may differ from national figures reported elsewhere. Read More
Texas Vet: Hazlewood Act
The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees. Read More
Basic Allowance for Housing still in the spotlight. A prominent conservative think tank has proposed drastic changes to the military’s Basic Allowance for Housing, which they say too many troops view as an entitlement. . Read More