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  • 2009 National Guard Drill Pay Calculator

    To figure out your drill payment: 1. Select your pay grade. 2. Select your minimum Time in Service. 3. Select your number of drill periods (one drill period is four hours). 4. Click on the "Submit" button to find out how much you should be paid. You can hit the "Reset" button at any time if you make a mistake. Typically, one drill weekend includes four drill periods. For example an E-1 with less than 2 years of service will earn $46.6... more

  • Reserve Pay Overview

    Members of the National Guard or Selected Reserve, devote one weekend each month, extended training periods and serve the war effort by augmenting the active-duty U.S.  military. In return Guard and reserve members receive regular drill pay and other benefits. If you are serving as a member of the National Guard or Selected Reserve, you are eligible for regular drill pay, and might qualify for some special pays. Each "Drill Weekend" counts as... 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 Pay... more

  • 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 your benefits — then this will be of special interest to you. This article looks at the current Military Retirement Systems and the choices facing most today's active duty members. The following is a summary of what you need to know regarding Military Retirement Systems: Military Retirement Overview Factor... 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

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