military families

TRUMP ORDER ALLOWS DEPORTATION OF MILITARY SPOUSES, CHILDREN AND PARENTS

 

By Miriam Raftery

February 27, 2017 (San Diego) – President Donald Trump’s recent executive order allows for deportation of military members’ spouses, children and parents.   His action eliminates protections that the Defense Department put in place during President Barack Obama’s administration.

ISSA BILL WOULD EASE TAX BURDEN ON MILITARY FAMILIES

 

Military Residency Choice Act allows families to establish consistent residency

January 27, 2017 (San Diego) — San Diego Congressmen Darrell Issa (CA-49) and Rob Wittman (VA-01) have introduced legislation aimed at easing the tax burden on military families by allowing them to establish one consistent state of residency.

BENEFIT CONCERT FOR ALPINE CEMETERY AUGUST 24

August 7, 2013 (Alpine) – On August 24 there will be a Celebration of Life Concert from 3 – 9 p.m. at the VFW Post 9578, 844 Tavern Rd., Alpine.  The concert will honor our nation’s Military and their families and proceeds will benefit Alpine Cemetery.

The concert will include performances by Three Chord Justice, The Legends and special guest, Teagan Taylor.  Everyone is welcome to dance and enjoy food and beverages.  The suggested donation is $10 per person at the door.

GOVERNOR SIGNS BLOCK BILLS TO ASSIST TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES

September 24, 2012 (Sacramento)--Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday, September 21 signed into law three bills by Assemblymember Marty Block (AD-78) aimed at assisting military families and returning veterans.

“I’m thrilled that the governor approved my bills – AB 1904, AB 2202 and AB 2462. They will help California repay the tremendous debt we owe our veterans,” Block said.

DUNCAN HUNTER ANNOUNCES "DEFENDING OUR DEFENDERS" SAN DIEGO EVENT JUNE 13

 
June 9, 2012 (Washington, D.C.) -- U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter (CA-52) announced that he will be joined by U.S. Representative Randy Forbes (VA-4) in hosting "Defending Our Defenders," at the Shiley Theatre at the University of San Diego on Wednesday, June 13 at 6:30 p.m..
 
The town hall-style event will begin with an introduction from a Congressional delegation and feature a moderated "open mic" for attendees to express opinions and ask questions pertaining to defense budget cuts and the regional impact.
 

BOXER INTRODUCES BILL TO HELP MILITARY FAMILIES


Bipartisan legislation would create flexible spending accounts to help families save on health care and child care expenses

 

February 19, 2011 (Washington, D.C). – At a press conference February 17, U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) announced their new legislation that would provide flexible spending accounts for service members. Flexible spending accounts would result in savings for military families by allowing service members to set aside part of their income before taxes to cover out-of-pocket child care and health care expenses such as co-pays, dental care and eye glasses.

 

This benefit is currently available to civilian employees at the Department of Defense, but not to uniformed service members.