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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 available: The Military Pay App. Military.com has launched a new app that allows you instantaneous access to information about your pay and allowances from your mobile device. Get the free app for Android or iOS. Although BAS is meant to offset the cost your meals, it is important to note that BAS is not intended to ... more

  • Frequently Asked Questions About BAH

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    Basic Allowance For Housing is a tax-free monthly monetary allowance for servicemembers who are not provided government housing. Now available: The Military Pay App. Military.com has launched a new app that allows you instantaneous access to information about your pay and allowances from your mobile device. Get the free app for Android or iOS. 1.  Who is eligible for BAH? A member assigned to permanent duty within the 50 United States, who ... more

  • Legion Disappointed With 1-Percent Pay Cap

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    The American Legion's new national commander, Michael D. Helm, took issue with President Barack Obama's support for a 1-percent pay raise in 2015 for members of the armed forces. Elected for a one-year term during the Legion's 96th Annual National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., last month, Helm expressed disappointment over the paltry pay increase. "With a war in Afghanistan, boots back on the ground in Iraq, and ISIS on the loose in the Mid... more

  • Military Enlisted Pay Breakdown

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    Now available: The Military Pay App. Military.com has launched a new app that allows you instantaneous access to information about your pay and allowances from your mobile device. Get the free app for Android or iOS. Below is a sample of annual Regular Military Compensation for a servicemember at the E-4 pay level, with three years of military service. E-4 servicemembers include: ... more

  • Guard and Reserve Deployment: Pay Benefits

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    Basic Pay: All servicemembers receive basic pay. It is the bulk of their pay, and it is based on rank and length of service. As a member of the Guard or reserve your basic pay is based on your paygrade and the number of drill periods (4 hours each) you serve each month. Regular weekend drills are paid on a 2 drill period per day basis. So each full weekend drill is actually worth 4 drill periods.  See the Reserve Drill Pay Calculator for mor... more

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