Better pay for junior troops will be top focus of new House panel

By Leo Shane III

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 / BlogLegislative News

A special House panel on military quality of life issues plans to spend the next year analyzing service member pay issues with an eye towards significant financial boosts for junior enlisted troops in 2025, according to the congressman tapped to lead the effort.

Marine Corps officially opens Guam base, with an eye toward China

By Irene Loewenson

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 / BlogMarine Corps/DoD News

The Marine Corps on Thursday, 26 Jan 2023 held an activation ceremony for its base on Guam, which ultimately will be home to about 5,000 Marines and will serve as a “strategic hub” in the Indo-Pacific, a Corps news release said.


The Sergeant First Class (SFC) Heath Robinson Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act.

Sunday, January 1, 2023 / BlogNewsCamp Lejeune Water

The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances.

The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or “presume”) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans—and their survivors—with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve.

Changes to Burn Pit Registry

By Stephanie Eber

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 / BlogVA News

Since 2014, VA’s Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry has been an important tool for recent Veterans and service members to record their airborne hazard exposures and related health conditions, with an optional examination with a health care provider to learn more.

What You Need to Know About Estate Planning


Tuesday, June 14, 2022 / Blog

Proper estate planning is vital to protect your loved ones and your legacy. But it's often neglected or put off until it's too late.

Honor Captain Ross A. Reynolds

State of MA

Saturday, April 2, 2022 / BlogMarine Corps/DoD News

State of MA to honor the service & sacrific of Captain Ross A. Reynolds, USMC

Oldest Living WWII Veteran Celebrates His 112th Birthday with Drive-By Party in New Orleans

By Greta Bjornson

Oldest Living WWII Veteran Celebrates His 112th Birthday with Drive-By Party in New Orleans
Sunday, September 19, 2021 / BlogNews

Lawrence Brooks, the nation's oldest living WWII veteran, marked his 112th birthday with a celebration outside his Louisiana home

Temporary hike in BAH imminent for some troops, families caught in housing crunch

By Karen Jowers and Davis Winkie

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / BlogLegislative News

Military members and families affected by surging housing costs in 56 areas around the country may soon get relief through a temporary hike in their Basic Allowance for Housing.

DoD officials had not officially confirmed the initiative to Military Times by publication time, but the start is imminent, according to a Pentagon source with knowledge of the discussions. The temporary BAH hike has been approved by DoD personnel officials and is scheduled to take effect Oct. 1, the source said.