Most Popular Military Pay Articles

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    Proposed Military Pay: Charts
    Military.com
    The military is looking at a potential 2.1% pay raise for 2017.
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    2017 Military Pay Charts
    Military.com
    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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    The Military Retirement System
    Military.com
    The following is a summary of what you need to know regarding Military Retirement pay benefits.
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    COLA for Retired Pay
    Military.com
    Each year military retirees receive a Cost of Living Adjustment to their retirement pay. The increase is based on inflation rates.
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    Military Reserve Retirement
    Military.com
    National Guard & Reserve members who complete a minimum 20 qualifying years of service become eligible for retired pay at age 60.

Basic Pay

Basic Pay

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    Military Pay Dates
    Military.com
    The following table reflects the DFAS schedule of active-duty pay dates.
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    Thrift Savings Plan
    Military.com
    The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) offers servicemembers flexibility in investment planning.
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    Military Pay Allotments
    Military.com
    An allotment is a designated amount of money that is automatically distributed for you, from your pay.
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    Questions About Pay
    Military.com
    Have a general question about active duty or retired pay rates? Check with these resources.
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    Military Advance Pay
    Military.com
    The purpose of advance pay is to give funds to a member to meet extraordinary expenses incident to Permanent Change of Station.
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    Suspension of Pay
    Military.com
    Military retirement pay may be suspended to comply with statutory or regulatory requirements.
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    Military Garnishment
    Military.com
    Federal law allows active, reserve, and retired military members pay to be garnished (or taken) for child and/or spousal support.
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