PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - August / September 2019
What is MOAA doing for you? MOAA continues to tackle priority issues for Veterans. Currently, MOAA continues to advocate for several key initiatives as part of the National Defense Authorization Act continues to move through the system. Key initiatives MOAA continues to advocate for in the NDAA include:
- Repeal of the Widow’s Tax, the costly offset that affects survivors and family members of deceased veterans.
- Compel more detailed review of proposed cuts to medical billets. Currently DoD plans to reduce approximately 18,000 medical billets, or approximately 1 in 5 existing billets. What is the impact to the quality and availability of health care to retirees and their families, and military families across the nation? This is a significant issue that threatens both quality and availability of health care to those who have served their nation selflessly, and their families.
- 3.1% Pay raise. The Senate version of the NDAA includes a 3.1% pay raise, potentially the largest pay raise since 2010. For service members.
MOAA remains front and center in leading dialogue with conferees designated to discuss the above initiatives and a range of others that are included in the NDAA.
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