Articles by Anthony Kuhn

Military Survivor Annuity Program finally offers long-promised open season to choose new beneficiaries

During the final hours of America’s war in Vietnam, Air Force pilot H. John Markulis and his crew circled the U.S. embassy in Saigon aboard an Air Force AC-130 gunship,…

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SBP Open Season – Why is DFAS denying me?

The NDAA 2023 required that DFAS conduct an open season to allow anybody not currently participating in the Survivor Benefit Plan (“SBP”) program to update their elections.…

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SBP Open Season—Is DFAS intentionally ignoring the NDAA 2023?

Military retirees may be eligible to make an election at certain times—upon retirement, immediately following a divorce or marriage, etc.—that would allow their surviving…

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Service members would face consequences if caught with marijuana

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Active military service members who use recreational marijuana could be putting their positions at risk. Recreational marijuana is now legal in New York…

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Promotes Allison Weber to Partner

Tully Rinckey PLLC Promotes Allison Weber to Partner Military law and security clearance law attorney joined the firm in 2018 after JAG Corps service. BUFFALO, N.Y. – Tully…

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Questions of back pay and reinstatement swirl around troops who got kicked out for refusing COVID vaccine

NORFOLK, Va. — Advocates for the 8,400 military members who got separated from service because of their refusal to get COVID-19 vaccinations say, now that the vaccine mandate…

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Another federal pension fix buried in the NDAA

Congress can be effective with details even as it screws up the big picture. For instance, Congress added four or five trillion dollars to the national debt in the last couple of…

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The military vaccine mandate is dead. So now what?

Long controversial, the military vaccine mandate has been killed off by the just-enacted 2023 National Defense Authorization law. So now what? Can fired services members rejoin?…

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Local military reacts to DoD rescinding COVID-19 vaccine mandate

SAN DIEGO — The Department of Defense rescinded its COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the armed forces. Some service members say they will look to be re-instated after…

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What’s next for troops previously kicked out for refusing COVID vaccine?

NORFOLK, Va. — The 2023 National Defense Authorization Act, signed into law by President Joe Biden on December 23, requires Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to rescind the…

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