Taking a page from the private sector, Congress is cutting the guaranteed defined benefit pension plan for service members—and to make the change more palatable, adding sweeteners. But will service members do the right things to get the secure retirement they deserve?
Shortly after the 2014 Phoenix VA scandal that exposed extremely long wait times, whistleblower retaliation and neglect of suicidal veterans, President Obama announced a plan that would allow veterans to seek care at a civilian facility from a civilian doctor.
As a veteran, I am fortunate to have served in two separate branches of the military—the U.S. Army and the Air Force. Serving in the Army infantry challenged me and taught me a lot about myself, both physically and mentally, when I first started out.