Mar 19 2014
The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) still has some public hearings scheduled in the next couple of months. If you want to be heard on issues affecting the military community, find one of the open “Public Hearing” events near you and attend!
The Commissioners will hear testimony from witnesses on matters surrounding the programs that compensate the members of our uniformed services and that therefore support the long-term health of the all-volunteer force. The Commission’s task is to review the military compensation and retirement programs and make recommendations for their modernization to the President and Congress in February of 2015.
MOAA has weighed in on the issue of changes to military pay and retirement benefits, and wants to hear budget recommendations from the MCRMC. Make sure you’re there to represent those who will be affected by proposed budget cuts — all sessions are open to servicemembers, retirees, veterans, military family members, and the interested public.
The next two public MCRMC meetings currently on the schedule:
MCRMC Town Hall Meeting- Carlsbad, California
Date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Location: Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa Conference Center, 5480 Grand Pacific Drive, Carlsbad, California 92008
Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
MCRMC Town Hall Meeting- San Diego, California
Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Location: Hilton San Diego, Harbor Island, 1960 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, California 92101
- 8:00 am to 9:30 am – Senior Local Military Commanders and Senior Enlisted Advisors
- 9:45 am to 11:15 am – Military Medicine Matters
- 11:30 am to 1:00 pm – Local Military/Veteran Transition Service Organizations
Visit the MCRMC website for the complete and up to date list of events.
MOAA says the Pentagon’s 2015 budget proposed cuts to military benefits will significantly reduce the purchasing power of military families, and lead to retention & readiness problems. For more information on these cuts, and ways to take action, visit www.moaa.org/budgetbattle.