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Special Pay Overview

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In addition to military basic pay, benefits, and allowances, members of the armed forces may also receive special pays and incentive pays depending on their career field or location. Special pays include hardship duty pay, foreign language pay, sea pay, special assignment pay, and flight pay. Unlike military allowances, special pay is taxable unless the member is earning the pay while in a designated combat zone. The following is a ... more

National Guard Pay Overview

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If you're serving in the Army or Air National Guard, you're devoting weekends and special training sessions to our country's military - and in return, you receive regular drill pay and other pay benefits. Here you'll find everything you need to know about your military pay benefits. Make sure you're getting everything you've earned. If you are serving as a member of the Army or Air National Guard, you are eligible for regular drill pay, and m... more

Basic Allowance for Housing Overview

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The military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. The intent of BAH is to provide uniformed servicemembers accurate and equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets, and is payable when government quarters are not provided. Visit our BAH Rates page for up-to-date information. A member assigned to permanent duty within the 50 United ... more

Proposed Military Pay Charts for 2016

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The White House and Senate FY 2016 budget proposals include a 1.3 percent increase in military pay for 2016. But,the U.S. House of Representatives has proposed a 2.3 percent increase in their FY 2016 defense budget. One of the two proposed increase in military monthly pay, once agreed to by Congress and signed into law by the President, would go into effect on January 1, 2016. To see the two proposed 2016 pay rates, visit the Military.com Pay... more

Military Annual Leave

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If you are active duty in any of the five branches of the armed forces or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) you earn 30 days of leave (paid vacation) every year. Military and NOAA members earn 2.5 days of leave for each month of service. Up to 60 days of leave can be banked (accrued) over a two year period, but your leave balance is checked on the first day of the fiscal year (October 1) and any excess leave above 60 ... more

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