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  • U.S. Marines wait in line while food service specialists sauté Mongolian entrée selections on the grill in the R.G. Robinson Mess Hall at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, Feb. 8, 2017. (U.S. Marine Corps photo/Lance Cpl. Carlos Jimenez)
    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.
  • Family housing on Fort Riley, Kansas. Jessica Healey/Army
    Why Is Our Military BAS Pay Gone?
    If your paycheck is lower this month, the culprit might be your military BAS pay, or "Basic Allowance for Subsistence." Read more.
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    Frequently Asked Questions About BAH
    Department Of Defense
    Basic Allowance For Housing is a monthly monetary allowance for service members who are not provided government housing.
  • Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, South Korea (U.S. Army photo/Staff Sgt. Felix Mena)
    Overseas (OCONUS) COLA Overview
    The Overseas Cost of Living Allowance is a supplement designed to equalize purchasing of members stationed overseas.
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    Military Enlisted Pay Breakdown
    Below is a sample of annual Regular Military Compensation for a servicemember at E-4 pay level, with 3 years of military service