30 Mar '15, 7pm

White House backs overhaul of military retirement, health coverage

Alphonso Maldon, Jr., chairman of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission, speaks at a Jan. 29, 2015 press conference in Arlington, Va., revealing changes to pensions, health care and other troop benefits following its two-year review. C.J. Lin/Stars and Stripes Related Defense seeks to bolster military retirement benefits Defense Secretary Ashton Carter plans to push a series of proposals, including a 401(k)-style pension plan and incentives for cyber warriors, aimed at attracting and retaining troops with the skills needed to fight modern wars. MILITARY UPDATE Troops’ and veterans’ groups divided over compensation reform The power of the Military Coalition is now fractured over whether to support key recommendations of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission. Some of these groups are turning thumbs up, others thumbs dow...

Full article: http://www.stripes.com/news/us/white-house-backs-overhaul...

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