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    Question The law passed...is TA back yet?

    Or is the DOD/AF going to drag it's feet on it?

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    Re: The law passed...is TA back yet?

    Of course they are going to drag their feet... Why? Because the bill allows them to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pullinteeth View Post
    Of course they are going to drag their feet... Why? Because the bill allows them to.
    Are you serious? I haven't read the text...

    Looking at taking some classes, guess I might just pay for them myself.

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    Re: The law passed...is TA back yet?

    Quote Originally Posted by VFFTSGT View Post
    Or is the DOD/AF going to drag it's feet on it?
    Congress passed a law to continue TA but they did not allocate funding for it. So basically they said, "You want a pony son? Sure! you can have a pony" Then when you asked about the pony mom and dad said, "Well, son we are still working on how we are going to pay for it but we promise we will get you a pony someday"

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    Re: The law passed...is TA back yet?

    Here is what it says;

    Sec. 8129. (a) Requirement To Continue Provision of Tuition Assistance for Members of the Armed Forces- The Secretaries of the military departments shall carry out tuition assistance programs for members of the Armed Forces during the remainder of fiscal year 2013 using amounts specified in subsection (b).

    (b) Amounts- The minimum amount used by the Secretary of a military department for tuition assistance for members of an Armed Force under the jurisdiction of that Secretary pursuant to subsection (a) shall be not less than--

    (1) the amount appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act for tuition assistance programs for members of that Armed Force, minus

    (2) an amount that is not more than the percentage of the reduction required to the Operation and Maintenance account for that Armed Force for fiscal year 2013 by the budget sequester required by section 251A of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985.


    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr933/text
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    Re: The law passed...is TA back yet?

    Did it ever really go away? Was any real person actually denied real tuition assistance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert F. Dorr View Post
    Did it ever really go away? Was any real person actually denied real tuition assistance?
    Yes Bob anyone who attempts or attempted to apply after it was cut was denied.

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    lane Has the F-35a,b,c been delivered combat ready? :deadhorse

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    All I know is that this issue is bigger than the furlough or flying hours.

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    Re: The law passed...is TA back yet?

    got a "heads up" email today... it should be back sometime in April. As I said before, the money will have to come from somewhere, so they're still working on what to cut to pull the funds back in to the program.
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