Retired from Military

Ryan-Murray Deal Hits Younger, Future Retirees

Senator Paul Ryan

The yearly value of a 20-year military retirement would be cut for the current force steadily until age 62 under a COLA cap provision in the "bipartisan" budget deal struck by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the House and Senate budget committee chairmen. The cumulative effect would be to cut the lifetime value of m... more

Guard, Reserve Soldiers and Reduced-Age Retirement

Soldiers train Afghan police.

Guard, Reserve Soldiers and for Reduced-Age Retirement Non-regular retirement is the term used for ARNG and USAR Soldiers that have completed 20 or more years of qualifying service for retired pay upon reaching age 60 or, in some cases, sooner depending on their computed eligibility date. Soldiers who complete 20 years or more of qualifying act... more

Vets Share Stories of 'Honor Among Warriors'

The five men could sit around the table and swap war stories all day and it would be enjoyable. "Honor among warriors" is the maxim of the Hillsboro Avamere Cadre, retired Lt. Col. Bob Lance said. Lance, 93, held out a crumpled piece of paper with an almost apocryphal tale of former World War II combatants who defied orders to kill their enemie... more

Retirees Unlikely to Face UCMJ Over Legal Pot

Stevie Askew, a worker at Sea of Green Farms, packs recreational marijuana into blunts that will be sold in stores in Washington state.  (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

WASHINGTON -- Retired from the military and want to light up a joint in a state that has legalized pot? Getting high will put you in a legal gray area, but no need to be paranoid. The chances of being charged with a crime are practically nil, legal experts say, even though retirees are technically still subject to military law that forbids pot ... more

Top 8 Bargain Housing Markets Near Military Bases

If your PCS orders are to Fort Bragg or another Southern military base, you may be able to find great home buys in nearby metro areas. Good news for military homeowners: One in every six housing markets has recovered from the recession, according to a National Association of Realtors® (NAR) release dated February 7, 2014.  The national median e... more

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