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  • Military Pay Charts
    2016 Military Pay Charts
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    President Obama signed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act which includes a 1.3 percent increase in military pay for 20...
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    The Military Retirement System
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    If you are considering making the military a career — or you have already made that decision, and just want to know more about ...
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    Basic Allowance for Housing Rates
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    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. The intent of BAH...
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    Military Reserve Retirement
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    National Guard and Reserve servicemembers who complete a minimum of 20 "qualifying" years of service (creditable retirement yea...
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    Military Retired Pay Overview
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    The military (active duty) retirement system is arguably the best retirement deal around. Unlike most retirement plans, the Arm...

Allowances

Military Allowances

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    Military Allowances Overview
    Military.com
    A major component of your overall military compensation is your allowance package. Allowances are tax-free and are designed t...
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    Basic Allowance for Housing Rates
    Military.com
    The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. The intent of BAH...
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    Basic Allowance for Subsistence
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    BAS is a continuation of the military tradition of providing room and board (or rations) as part of a servicemember's pay. Now...
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    2016 Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA)
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    The Cost of Living Allowance or COLA helps offset the effects of higher living expenses that servicemembers stationed in expens...
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    Overseas Housing Allowances
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    Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA) is a monthly allowance paid to service members assigned to an OCONUS PDS (permanent duty stati...
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    Clothing Allowances
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    To help pay for a uniform and other clothing costs, service members may be given a clothing allowance if appropriate clothing i...
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    Family Separation Allowance
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    A servicemember with dependents who serves an unaccompanied tour of duty may be entitled to a Family Separation Allowance of up...
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