What is the Effect of the Affordable Care Act Dependency Mandate on US Army Reenlistment?

Research Paper Title [Job] Locked and [Un]loaded: The effect of the Affordable Care Act dependency mandate on reenlistment in the US Army. Background One concern with employer-based health insurance is job lock or the inability for employees to leave their current employment for better opportunities for fear of losing benefits. The researchers use the implementation… Read More

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What is a Warrior Breakfast?

Soldiers are being encouraged to start the day with healthier meals to boost them for early morning exercise. Defence contractor Aramark has created the new menu in collaboration with HQ Regional Command. The so-called warrior breakfast includes options such as smoothies plus yogurt and fruit – while snacks such as avocado on toast are available… Read More

Discover Your (Military) Benefits!

The British Army provides its personnel with a variety of entitlements, but knowing all the entitlements available can be confusing. However, personnel now have information at their fingertips thanks to the launch of the Discover my Benefits website. Available to all Regular and Reserve personnel as well as families and anyone who is interested in… Read More

Cyprus Posts & Female Soldiers

More female soldiers may deploy on peacekeeping missions in future. The Ministry of Defence wants to see an increase in the number of women sent to Cyprus as part of the Army’s United Nations contingent – they currently make up just 6% of the numbers there. The long-term aim is to increase this figure to… Read More

What is Medically Non-Deployable (MND) Employment?

The British Army has introduced a new way of placing permanently medically downgraded personnel who cannot be retained by their unit into suitable roles elsewhere in the Service. The new process, known as medically non-deployable employment, differs from previous systems by allowing troops to be matched to posts beyond their unit and across the entire… Read More

Can You Adopt While in the Military?

In a word, yes. Introduction If a child cannot be brought up by their birth family, ‘civilian people’ looking to adopt can become their legal parents with the same rights and responsibilities – and this is no different for ‘military people’. SSAFA – an Armed Forces charity formerly known as the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and… Read More