SGLI increases for Airmen in September

For all active duty service members Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage automatically increased to $400,000 on Thursday. 27th Fighter Wing Military Personnel Flight For all active duty service members Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance (SGLI) coverage automatically increased to $400,000 on Thursday. This increases the maximum coverage from $250,000 to $400,000. The increase affects everyone […]

“Spousal consent” seen as one step too far

By Tom Philpott: Military Digest Rachelle Arroyave was 27, pregnant and caring for two young daughters at Camp Pendleton, Calif., when notified last April 15 that her husband, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jimmy Arroyave, had been killed in a truck accident in Iraq.  She got more bad news the following day. Six weeks before his […]

Increase in death benefits on the table

By Tom Philpott Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Defense Department officials have negotiated a proposed increase in military death benefits that would boost total payments to survivors of service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan by $238,000. The higher payments would be made retroactive to the start of the war in Afghanistan, in the fall […]