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Department of Homeland Security

Military Health Care Contribution

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Currently, active duty members receive 100% free health care and only pay a small amount for dependent/family coverage.

I propose that all military members (USA/USN/USMC/USAF/USCG) contribute between $960 to $2400 per year towards their own health care coverage, scaled so that junior members pay the least ($80 per month) and senior members pay the most ($200 per month).

With nearly 1.2 million active duty members,... more »

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Department of Defense

Recycled and Synthetic lubricants

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Transition to a blend of Recycled and Synthetic lubricants for Army Wheeled Vehicles. At least one American Oil company already produces a motor oil that is a synthetic-recycled blend. Adjust the frequency of oil change intervals to match the longer useful life of a synthetic oil (TACOM study can confirm best extended interval, 2-3 times longer than convention oils. Oil would be more expensive but cost would be more... more »

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Department of Defense

Minimize use of Meal Ready-To-Eat (MREs)

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Just in October 2010 alone, the DoD awarded contracts with a maximum total amount of over $188 million to provide meal-ready-to-eat (MREs) for servicemembers. (http://www.defense.gov/contracts/contract.aspx?contractid=4397) The DoD can significantly save money if it implements a plan to reduce the use of MREs by providing an option for soldiers to instead subsidize their meals with a minimal allowance. This can amount... more »

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Department of Defense

Restrict Military Change of Command Attendees

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TARGET: US Coast Guard, US Navy, US Army, US Marines, US Air Force, other government agencies

ISSUE: US Armed Services have a time honored tradition of Change of Command Ceremonies. These formal dignified events illustrate the military nature of the US Armed Services and provide participants with an understanding of the uninterrupted nature and total responsibility of military command. It is common for a number of... more »

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