30 Jan '14, 1pm

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Related Pentagon opposes COLA cut, but warns of more ahead Bill covers wide range of veterans issues, including repeal of COLA cuts for retirees The U.S. Capitol Joe Gromelski/Stars and Stripes Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee vowed Tuesday to clear with unusual speed a bill to roll back the cap on cost-of-living adjustments for military retirees under age 62, long before it can ding anyone’s retired pay or cause more damage to troop morale. “It is our intention and belief that it should be immediately repealed, and as soon after (saying) ‘immediately’ as is humanly possible in a legislative body,” said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., committee chairman. “You guys have already won,” Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican, assured military association leaders who testified against the recent devaluation of military retirement as part of the...

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American tanks return to Europe after brief leave

stripes.com 31 Jan '14, 3pm

Related US Army's last tanks depart from Germany View Photo Gallery » The last of 29 M1A2 SEP Abrams tanks arrived at the ...

WP: Armor industry finds itself at turning point

WP: Armor industry finds itself at turning point

stripes.com 01 Feb '14, 10pm

An employee completes final processing of the M88 Hercules heavy recovery vehicle on the assembly line at the BAE Systems ...