Pentagon budget reveals next pay raise, military retirement changes

Pentagon budget reveals next pay raise, military retirement changes

militarytimes.com 09 Feb '16, 5pm

Raising the current cap on government contributions to individual investment accounts to 6 percent of basic pay. Current law limits that to 5 percent. Delaying the start of government matching contributions to individual investment accounts to the fifth year of military service. The current law begins matching contributions at the third year of service. Extending the government’s matching contributions to an individual service member's actual retirement date. Current law cuts off government matching contributions at 26 years of service. Removing the new retirement system’s mandatory minimum continuation pay for all troops reaching 12 years...

Defense Department's Budget Request Seeks More for R&D, ISIS Fight

defensenews.com 09 Feb '16, 4pm
Defense Department's Budget Request Seeks More for R&D, ISIS Fight

In other delays, the Air Force is also slowing procurement of Lockheed Martin’s C-130J Super Hercules transport aircraft, which will eventual...

The world is taking India more seriously now: Japanese Navy Chief

defencenews.in 09 Feb '16, 4pm

Visakhapatnam: India is an "important" country in the Indian The world is taking India more seriously now: Japanese Navy chief. The Admiral a...

Iranian-backed militia seen with US tank in Iraq | The Long War Journal

longwarjournal.org 08 Feb '16, 5pm
Iranian-backed militia seen with US tank in Iraq | The Long War Journal

A US-made M1 Abrams tank can be seen with the flag of the Iranian-backed militia Kata’ib Sayyid al Shuhada Kata’ib Sayyid al Shuhada (KSS), a...

Navy returning to former Cold War base in Iceland

stripes.com 09 Feb '16, 7pm
Navy returning to former Cold War base in Iceland

A P-8A Poseidon assigned to Patrol Squadron 30 flies over the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman in the Atlantic Ocean in 2012.The P-8A's p...

DARPA

darpa.mil 08 Feb '16, 8pm
DARPA

A DARPA-funded research team has created a novel neural-recording device that can be implante...

Army chief OKs earbuds in the gym; new policy coming soon

armytimes.com 08 Feb '16, 11pm

Army chief OKs earbuds in the gym; new policy coming soon First, the good news: The Army’s to...

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