Military Critical to San Diego Economy

According to the recently released San Diego Military Advisory Council's (SDMAC) Economic Impact Study, the military is a critical economic driver for the San Diego, Calif. region, creating 22 percent of all jobs and $45 billion of gross regional product. The military accounts for one-fifth of San Diego County's economy. Copies of the Economic I... more

Is Boxing Too Dangerous for Training Exercises?

The New York Times published a investigative report this week about West Point's longstanding requirement that cadets take boxing as a class for academic credit, a requirement shared by the Naval Academy and Air Force Academy. Military officials believe there's no better way to toughen up cadets and midshipmen and give them the grit required for... more

Conferees Shape Leaner Budget for Military Pay

The House and Senate conferees have reached some compromises on key personnel provisions in the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill. For starters, the potential lifetime value of the new retirement plan, which many current members will be allowed to opt into, suffered a significant cut. Conferees agreed to Senate language that lowers maximum ... more

Do You Need a TRICARE Case Manager?

TRICARE case managers can help beneficiaries navigate sticky or complicated medical issues. Instead of constantly calling your regional TRICARE helpline and speaking to a different person every time, a case manager is one person devoted to helping you get through the system. Sometimes that really can make all the difference. For more on this, se... more

Veterans Day Concert in Chicago

CBS Radio's acoustic Stars and Strings concert is set for Nov. 11 at the Chicago Theatre in Chicago, Ill., with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit Folds of Honor, which provides educational support to the spouses and children of soldiers who have been injured or killed in service to the United States. Dierks Bentley, Jake Owen, Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Little Big Town and The Band Perry are among th... more

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