The Military Officers Association of America is warning that the military retirement system is facing assaults from various fronts including outgoing Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, incoming Secretary Leon Panetta, Congress, and Vice President Joe Biden. Sec. Gates testified last week that he liked the idea of an early vesting system, which would enable service members to leave the military with some form of retirement savings prior to reaching 20 years of service - similar to a civilian 401K. Military retirement cutbacks will likely be one of the outcomes of the deficit-reduction talks between administration and congressional leaders, which is currently being headed by Vice President Joe Biden.
Our active duty and retired military service members deserve better. Let Congress and the White House know that we are outraged at this proposal.
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Our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen have been fighting the war on terrorism for over ten years. They have spent months and years away from their families. They have sacrificed their blood, sweat, tears and lives. Many have had their marriages and relationships destroyed. National Guardsmen have lost houses, cars and jobs.
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