Joe Heck

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen at dusk as work in the Senate is stalled on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. Senators plan to continue to vote on amendments through the night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

One year later, commission’s proposals for improving military, public service may get a serious look

The congressionally-chartered National Commission on Military, National and Public Service made 124 recommendations last year, right at the start of the…

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Commission describes dire need for federal recruitment and hiring changes, but will Congress act?

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U.S. Marines walk down a removable Trident Pier leading to an American ship docked near an Emirati military base home to a Military Operations and Urban Terrain facility in al-Hamra, United Arab Emirates, Monday, March 23, 2020. U.S. Marines and Emirati forces held the biennial exercise, called Native Fury, that saw forces seize a sprawling model Mideast city. The drill on Monday was conducted amid tensions with Iran and despite the global new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Congressional commission calls for sweeping changes to military, public service programs

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Congressional commission calls for sweeping changes to military, public service programs

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Amid government shutdown, commission wants to make public service popular again

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Commission hopes national conversation sparks public interest in military, public service

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Trump gets list of demands from military families

One military advocacy group is calling on President-elect Donald Trump to make military families’ issues a top priority.

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Does TRICARE actually need an overhaul?

Congress wants to tinker with TRICARE, but one expert says the military health plan is doing fine by itself.

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Top Republican won’t budge on increased military pay raise

House Armed Services Military Personnel Subcommittee Chairman Joe Heck wants a higher pay raise for military employees.

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