Your benefits: House stalls Pentagon cuts

A House panel put the brakes on Defense Department plans that would have led to lower housing allowances, higher commissary prices and changes to Tricare.

The new legislation also would require a survey of troops to help budget-makers prioritize future cuts.

Get the details — including the big budget item the lawmakers didn’t push back on — in Army Times, on newsstands now.

Tattooed soldier taking Army to court

A staff sergeant who wanted to become a warrant officer says the Army’s new tattoo regulations blocked his career path unfairly, and the service owes him — big.

He’s suing for $100 million, saying the reg is unconstitutional.

Read his story in this week’s issue of Army Times.

Being a ‘soldier for life’

The Army will shed tens of thousands of soldiers in the coming years, and leadership hopes a new program will ease the transition from military to civilian life.

As the vice chief of staff put it, the Army is “not kicking you to the curb.”

More from the Army’s No. 2 officer and details on the Soldier for Life Program in this week’s issue of Army Times.

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