The MOAA Newsletter
THE MOAA NEWSLETTER
June 04, 2020
Membership Level: LIFE
MOAA Number: 03517663
When Duty Calls, MOAA Answers
We’re working on behalf of the entire military community.
Council and Chapter News
The June issue of Council & Chapter News is now available. Learn about the 2020 Community Outreach Grant recipients, opportunities to highlight your chapter’s work, and how MOAA chapters are giving back to their communities.
COLA Increase for Veterans Benefits Passes House
The 2021 rate has yet to be determined, and the legislation could face coronavirus-related delays. Learn more about what's next.
How MOAA Members Joined Forces for a Successful Virtual Storm
Our fight to preserve your health care benefit reached every lawmaker in every district. But it’s far from over.
Help MOAA End the ‘180-Day Rule’ for Retirees Seeking Most DoD Civilian Jobs
The delay handicaps DoD’s talent search and limits retirees’ career choices. It could be changed in this year’s NDAA.
Thrift Savings Plan Adds New Funds
The move gives participants 15 total options for their retirement investments. Learn more about your choices.
Active Duty More Likely Than Civilians to Report Theft From Their Bank Accounts
According to five years of data from the Federal Trade Commission, these servicemembers are much more frequent targets.
HEALTH CARE & EARNED BENEFITS
VA to Resume In-Person Compensation and Pension Exams at 20 Locations
Learn where these exams will be offered, and get answers to common questions about the process.
USUHS Grads, Experts Join COVID-19 Fight With ‘Can-Do Attitude’
The university’s president discusses pandemic response and the need to maintain a strong military health system.
D-Day Plus 76 Years: Check Out 6 Ways to Commemorate WWII History Online
While gatherings are limited, many museums and other groups worldwide will offer virtual tributes.
Veterans with COVID-19 Will Be Given Prostate Cancer Drug in Trial
More than 200 VA patients in multiple medical facilities will receive the medication.
Vietnam Veteran Shares War Stories at Local Museum
Lt. Col. Bruce “Woody” Caine, USA (Ret), volunteers hundreds of hours each year at the Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum in Charleston, S.C.
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