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Nice Pay Raise???


Good Lord…

Vice Adm. Norb Ryan, Jr., MOAA’s president, speaking on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” national morning television show this morning, said, “Our military people are the only weapon system that has never let us down, and the Senate should pass the small extra pay raise boost recommended by the U.S. House of Representatives — 1.9 percent vs the Pentagon-proposed 1.4%.”

Even the 1.9% pay raise would still be the lowest military pay raise in nearly 50 years – at a time when the country is demanding ever more wartime sacrifice from military people and families.

MOAA has been the strongest advocate on Capitol Hill for higher military pay raises for many years. We believe military people are the most overworked people in the country, and that this modest extra pay growth is the least our nation can do to recognize that.

MOAA: MOAA President Tells Fox News Troops Deserve Pay Raise Boost

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About Capers Bar

I am retired Army officer. I used to fly helicopters and airplanes while I was in the Army. Nowadays, I do other things that are not so cool and sexy. I decided to write about my journey or whatever you want to call it towards running a half-marathon this fall. I have been running since 1983, I have run the Duke City full and half marathons. I don't run that fast anymore, I did win a 10K when I was 21, those days are mercifully past me. The fastest mile I have turned is a 5:05 during one of those Army physical fitness test 2 mile runs. The point I am making is that I am old, slow, and experienced runner. I named the blog after my running buddy, Bandit, an Australian Blue Heeler. He is my 3rd K-9 running buddy, the previous two dogs were black labs. I hope to write about some of my discussions that I have with Bandit in the future. I once owned, but since sold and a satirical and irreverent sports blog that was moderately successful. I was published in the left-wing national sports media by Sports Illustrated and ESPN. I am "stuck" in Alabama working for a military contractor. I am working so fricking hard to get back to Southeast New Mexico or West Texas. Fingers and toes crossed.

One comment on “Nice Pay Raise???

  1. One of the tools to recruit me 35 years ago was if you do 20, Uncle Sugar will provide you with medical care for life. I did 23 years, wasn’t a ground pounder, and still left 80% disabled. You can’t be in two wars for 10 years, have the number of disabled vet’s leaving the service that have to be cared for for the rest of their life for putting their lives on the line and then turn around and say our vetern’s health care is too expensive, that’s BS. We’ll have to stand along side with MOAA to fight this fight every year going forward.

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