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    Hayden on pay and benefits reform: Repeat mistakes, break the force

    The goal of the Military Officers Association of America is to promote the common defense by sustaining a strong all-volunteer force and ensure our nation keeps its reciprocal commitments to current and previous generations of career troops and families.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
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    Korb on pay and benefits reform: Inaction carries heavy cost

    I am proud to be one of the 23 million living American men and women who have earned the title of veteran by serving our country in the nation's armed forces.

    • Apr. 10, 2014
  1. Opinion: Don't let VRAP grind to a halt

    On Monday, the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program, a benefit that provides unemployed veterans ages 35 to 60 with 12 months of Montgomery GI Bill education benefits, is set to expire — possibly leaving a number of veterans seeking careers in high-dema

    • Mar. 31, 2014
  2. The creators of 'Enlisted' have demonstrated a sincere effort to normalize America's view of troops. Fox

    EDITORIAL: Army Times calls on Fox to give 'Enlisted' better time slot

    The Fox network's new military comedy, 'Enlisted,' appears to have hit its stride, but stagnant ratings after the show's disappointing pilot episode threaten to torpedo its chances of being picked up for a second season.

    • Mar. 21, 2014
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    Opinion: Educational equality for military families is worth fighting for

    As a nation, we must regularly ask if we are satisfying our commitment to the men and women of America's armed forces. Frequent debate revolves around military pay, housing and medical attention.

    • Mar. 19, 2014
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    Opinion: Critical success factors for online education

    Active-duty service members and veterans tend to be nontraditional students — more likely to be married, have children, and to hold down a job while going to school.

    • Mar. 18, 2014
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    Editorial: COLA rollbacks break promises

    Lawmakers are predictably — and appropriately — backtracking on a small but explosive provision in the recent budget deal that would roll back annual increases to military pension payments for working-age retirees.

    • Dec. 20, 2013
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    Editorial: Contractor cash flow

    U.S. citizens, especially those with loved ones in uniform, would be red with anger if they learned their tax dollars are helping to support terrorists in Afghanistan who are out to kill their sons, daughters and spouses.

    • Nov. 19, 2013
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    Editorial: Protect all Americans

    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has angered major veterans' groups by refusing to embrace an offer from Congress to provide advance two-year funding of the entire VA budget as protection in the event of another government shutdown.

    • Nov. 19, 2013
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    A team from the amphibious assault ship Boxer tows the lifeboat from the Maersk Alabama to the amphib after the April 2009 rescue of Capt. Richard Phillips in the Indian Ocean. A former State Department official outlines the Obama administration's approach to global piracy and some of the concerns that remain. MC2 Jon Rasmussen / Navy

    Commentary: Anti-piracy battle didn't end with Captain Phillips

    The recent pirate seizure of two Americans near Nigeria immediately draws comparisons to the pirate attack portrayed in the film 'Captain Phillips.'

    • Nov. 17, 2013
  3. Michelle Obama, Jill Biden: 'Joining Forces' with you on Veterans Day

    Over the past five years, the two of us have had the privilege of traveling across America and around the world to visit with our extraordinary troops, veterans and military families — and time and again, we have been awed by your service and sacrifice.

    • Nov. 11, 2013
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    Editorial: DoD needs shutdown plan

    The budget debacle that paralyzed Washington for weeks is over — for now.

    • Oct. 27, 2013
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    Editorial: VA right to keep ads on air

    During a government shutdown, when active-duty troops were forced to wonder whether they would receive their paychecks and death gratuities for the families of fallen troops were interrupted, it's natural that every remaining dime the government spends wo

    • Oct. 16, 2013
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    Old salt mourns the 'death' of Navy tradition in epic obituary

    Editor's note: Retired Lt. Cmdr. Thomas Sousa reports the 'death' of Navy tradition in a letter submitted to Navy Times.

    • Oct. 7, 2013
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    Editorial: McKeon's Syria misfire

    House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep.

    • Sep. 11, 2013
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