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.
- Health care is eating a hole in Pentagon budget (money.cnn.com)
- A Military Pay Freeze? Our Troops Shouldn’t Pay the Price for the Recession (humanrights.change.org)
- Paul Rieckhoff: A military pay freeze? Our troops shouldn’t pay the price for the recession (huffingtonpost.com)