Here’s what the Service Secretaries are asking US governors

Service Secretaries are focusing on improving the quality of life for military families in a February letter to the National Governors Association (NGA). Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer, and Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson co-signed a letter to the NGA encouraging that body to […]

Trump pushed to allow troops to carry personal weapons on bases

President Donald Trump said Friday that he would review policies that keep troops from carrying personal weapons onto military bases. “If we can’t have our military holding guns, it’s pretty bad,” Trump said in a wide-ranging speech to the annual Conservative Political Action Committee conference in Maryland, “and I’m going to look at that whole policy […]

Why do military members qualify for food stamps?

Thanks to a proposed budget cut to what’s officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), food stamps and military members have recently been a hot topic. Yes, you heard me correctly: food stamps and military members. While the fact that about 13 percent of all Americans used SNAP for food aid in 2016 and more than 80 […]