The Army Vice Chief of Staff, GEN Daniel Allyn, hosted Army Retirement Services' 60th Anniversary Celebration at the Pentagon on November 16. For details, click here. In recorded messages, GEN Allyn and SMA Daniel Dailey added personal congratulations to all Retired Soldiers and Retirement Services Officers.
The annual Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) that will be applied on Jan. 1, 2016 to military retired pay, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuities, Reserve Component SBP annuities, Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan annuities, and Annuities for Certain Military Surviving Spouses is 0%. The rate is based on the change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) through the third quarter of calendar 2015, as required by federal law. For more information, contact your Retirement Services Officer.