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11-26-02, 01:12 PM
Class Action Suit Takes a Hit
On Nov. 18, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C., ruled against a class action lawsuit on behalf of certain military retirees by a count of nine to four.


Department of State Issues Worldwide Caution
In light of the statement released by Osama Bin Laden on November 12, 2002, the Department of State has issued a new Worldwide Caution that expires on May 20, 2003.


Next Base-Closing Round Will Aim to Create Joint Facilities
The Pentagon will use the 2005 round of military base closures to create a new generation of multimission, multiservice bases


Prior Service Enlistment Bonuses Jump 60 Percent Plus
Under the fiscal '03 defense authorization act, prior service enlistment bonuses will rise 60 percent, from $5,000 to $8,000 for members who enlist for six years, and from $2,500 to $4,000 for members who enlist for three years.


Retirement Tax Options Get Sweeter
Four military services have completed new installment payment plans that allow servicemembers who choose a $30,000 bonus as part of their retirement plan to pay less in taxes.


Servicemembers Bound for Remote Tours Get POV Storage
Servicemembers have begun taking advantage of the Military Traffic Management Command's new long-term privately owned vehicle storage program


USO Arranging Free Hotel Stays for Servicemembers
The USO and the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) are sponsoring "101,000 Room Nights for America," to honor U.S. service men and women who are defending our freedom.