UnReserved - ROA's Blog

BY Holly Petraeus
originally printed in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau blog

It’s no secret that the housing crisis in recent years was particularly hard on military families. Service members and their...

By Jenny Swigoda
ROA, Content Manager

In a letter today to General Raymond Odierno and General Frank Grass, Reps. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., and Tim Walz, D-MN, sharply warned against denigrating the unique service of members in the...

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USNR (Ret.)

The House passed the Budget Omnibus bill on Wednesday, Jan. 15. Included in the bill is funding for defense. Defense News reports that the bill will “would ramp up war spending for the first time in...

Veteran Status - Still Waiting

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USN (Ret.)

For the third time in six years the Armed Services Committee used a legislative procedure that isn’t taught in civics classes. A Senate defense authorization bill was...

Cost of living allowances for retirees to be reduced

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USN (Ret.)

The Senate passed the Bipartisan Budget Control Act on Wednesday, Dec. 18. The bill will be rolling back $31 billion in cuts the Department of...

The amended bill will reach the Senate floor next week

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USN (Ret.)

The compromise Defense Authorization bill was passed by the House under suspension of the rules on Thursday. It passed without a roll-call vote....

All echoed sentiments of “unsustainable personnel costs”

By Jenny Swigoda

As defense budget allocations are working their way through the House and Senate, the Reserve Forces Policy Board (RFPB) is planning for the future of the Reserve...

Director of Defense Education Bob Feidler recently sat down with John Deni, professor of national security at the Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) to discuss energy security and its affect on the U.S. military.

By CAPT Marshall Hanson, USN (Ret.)

Normally a bi-partisan bill, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was derailed by partisan activity, threatening its passage in 2013. Efforts to pass a Senate version by Thanksgiving failed,...

Congressional Budget Office Recommends Trimming a Trillion from Defense

After 12 years of war, Pentagon leadership, think tanks and military analysts and perhaps even Congress look to serving personnel, veterans, and retirees to continue their...

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