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Updated: December 8, 2016

Today, December 7, 2016, the United States Senate invoked cloture for the Conference report relating to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by a vote of 92-7. The cloture will allow for minimal debate and should bring a final vote by close of business Friday.

On Friday, December 2nd, the full House passed the reconciled bill by an overwhelming vote of 375-34. The bill is expected to pass the full Senate with equal enthusiasm. Once passed by the Senate, the 2017 NDAA will be forwarded to President Obama for signature.

The Conference report is a reconciliation of differences between the House or Representative and Senate bills. The reconciled bill adopts, amoung many other items, the House’s desire for a 2.1 percent military basic pay raise for 2017 which is one half percent higher than what was requested by the Department of Defense budget input and later (Read the rest of the article…)



First 2018 Military Pay Raise Indicator Released

Updated: October 28, 2016

Today, October 28, 2016, at 0830EST, the United States Employment Cost Index (ECI) was released. The releasing of the ECI by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics is an eagerly awaited quarterly economic indicator for those in the stock market and politics; but what makes this morning’s release important to our military is that one of the main indicators is used to determine any pay raise amount for 2018’s raise.

According to U.S. Code Title 37, that is how it is supposed to work unless the President determines that the state of the economy is such that he must intervene. (Read the rest of the article…)



Navy SRB Guidance as of September 2016

Updated: September 22, 2016

Released September 20, 2016 via NAVADMIN 212/16, the latest Navy’s Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) guidance update.

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Navy CANREC Program

Updated: September 1, 2016

Are you an honorably discharged Navy Veteran currently serving in the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) or a member of a Navy Reserve unit as a Selected Reserve (SELRES), and you are looking for options to get back in uniform full time? Or, are you getting close to getting out of the Navy, but would love the opportunity to continue to remain in uniform and work near your home town? If so, then the CANREC program may be just what you are looking for.

The Navy Reserve Canvasser Recruiter (CANREC) program is designed primarily as a temporary recall program for production recruiters to execute the Navy Reserve recruiting mission. The program is open for enlisted (E-4 through E-6) and officers (O-1 through O-3).

Eligible CANREC personnel who excel in their assignment may make application to the Full Time Support (FTS) program through the Navy Reserve Career Recruiting Force program.

Who can apply? From BUPERSINST 1001.40B; (Read the rest of the article…)



Navy SRB Guidance as of July 5, 2016

Updated: September 21, 2016

Released July 5, 2016 via NAVADMIN 155/16, a Navy’s Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) guidance update.
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Senate Passes 2017 NDAA

Updated: June 14, 2016

June 14, 2016, the full Senate passed their version of the National Defense Authorization bill for 2017 by a vote of 85 to 13. The bill supports a 1.6 percent military basic pay raise which is one half percent less than the full House of Representatives bill that includes a 2.1 percent raise which is in-line with the Employment Cost Index.

Both houses of Congress must now meet and reconcile the (Read the rest of the article…)



2017 Projected Active Duty End-Strength

Updated: April 10, 2016

According to the “Department of the Navy Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Budget Estimates” released in February 2016, the projected United States Navy active duty end-strength according to the Department of the Navy budget estimate will go down by approximately 4000 from the programmed active duty end-strength for FY-2016.

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FY 2017 Green Book and Military Pay

Updated: March 25, 2016

Today, March 24, 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) publically released the National Defense Budget Estimates for FY 2017, otherwise known as the “Green Book”. The Green Book provides cost projections for future years, normally the five out-years. It is the first official look into what the DoD believes its budget will be and how they plan to spend it.

The FY-2017 Green Book projects military and DoD civilian personnel’s pay raises to be in lockstep for the next five years. For 2017, the projection of 1.6 percent over 2016 approved raise matches President Obama’s proposal he put forth back in February.
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Navy SRB Guidance as of February 18, 2016

Updated: February 20, 2016

Released February 18, 2016 via NAVADMIN 036/16, the latest Navy’s Selective Reenlistment Bonus (SRB) guidance update.
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February 2016 SLRP and EB Update

Updated: February 19, 2016

On 17 February 2016, Commander, Navy Recruiting Command released an updated Enlistment Bonus (EB) and Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) message. The only change from the December release is an increase to the Aircrew Rescue Swimmer (AIRR) EB for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 and FY-2017.

There is no change to the SLRP as the Musician rating remains the only rating eligible for it.

Although the message was released on 17 February, the new amounts are effective for eligible personnel who entered the Delayed Entry Program on or after 15 February 2016.

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