Most Popular Military Pay Articles

  • Military Pay Charts
    2017 Military Pay Charts
    Check out the 2017 US military pay scale charts for all ranks for active duty, as well as Reserve and Guard components.
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    Military Pay Charts for 2017
    A 1.6% military pay raise has been approved for 2017.
  • Marine retirement
    The Military Retirement System
    The following is a summary of what you need to know regarding Military Retirement pay benefits.
  • There are many financial considerations when planning for retirement
    Military Retired Pay Overview
    The military retirement system is arguably the best one around, but proper planning is needed to ensure you can retire comfortably
  • Vietnam veterans Robert Rivers and Daniel Brown
    COLA for Retired Pay
    Each year military retirees receive a Cost of Living Adjustment to their retirement pay. The increase is based on inflation rates.


Military Allowances

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    Basic Allowance for Housing Rates
    Each year the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is updated to meet current housing costs in military housing areas (MHAs).
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    Basic Allowance for Subsistence
    BAS is a continuation of the military tradition of providing room and board (or rations) as part of a servicemember's pay.
  • COLA
    2016 Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA)
    The 2016 Military COLA Rates are now available! Rates have changed for nearly every military housing area.
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    Overseas Housing Allowances
    Overseas Housing Allowance is available for military members and their families who are serving on PCS orders overseas
  • Navy sailor shopping for uniforms.
    Clothing Allowances
    To help pay for a uniform and other clothing costs, service members may be given a clothing allowance.
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    Family Separation Allowance
    A servicemember with dependents who serves an unaccompanied tour of duty may be entitled to a family separation allowance
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