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  • 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

  • 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

  • COLA for Retired Pay

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    2015 COLA Watch: The 2015 COLA rate is officially set at 1.7%. This will mean an increase in military retirement pay, VA rates for compensation and pension for disabled veterans and surviving families, and social security recipients beginning in January of 2015. Cost-of-Living Adjustment Explained Each year Military Retirement pay, Surviver Benfit Plan Annuities, VA Compensation and Pensions, and Social Security benefits are adjusted for the... more

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