My understanding is that after a certain date anyone who joins will contribute to TSP with matching funds from DoD (that is you incentive). This is how TSP works for the rest of the Fed Govt. If you stay to 20 you will, according to the panels math, come out the same or better than someone under the current program. That assumes you max out TSP contributions for the whole 20 years.
However if the cut base pay, or just dont give COLA increases, people are going to reduce their TSP contribution to get more money in their pocket today. That means less for DoD to match. Do you really think a first term Soldier is going to max TSP? No way. Joe wants 44 in dubs and a killer stereo.
Up side is if you stay for less than 20 you will now get a "parting gift" in terms of whatever is in your TSP, including all the matching funds
They are really going to crank down on bennifits, especially TriCare. My copay for scripts went up 60% in Jan. Ladg st CVS said AD dependants now have a copay on scripts. Whatever it is that is a 100% increase. Look to see dependant care increases across the board. Wouldnt doubt there will be a copay at the TMC.
'80 CJ7 - Gone but not forgotten
'83 CJ7 - Donkey