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2016 Military Pay Charts
Check out the 2016 US military pay scale charts for all ranks for active duty, as well as Reserve and Guard components.
Military Reserve Retirement
National Guard & Reserve members who complete a minimum 20 qualifying years of service become eligible for retired pay at age 60.
Basic Allowance for Housing Rates
Each year the Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is updated to meet current housing costs in military housing areas (MHAs).
Computing Retired Military Pay
There are various provisions of law under which the computation may be made, but retired pay is generally computed either on le...
Special Pay Overview
In addition to the your basic pay benefits and allowances, you may receive special pays and incentive pays depending on your career field or location-even when you first join the military.
Servicemembers can qualify for additional or "special" pay due to their qualifications, assignments and certain skills. For example servicemembers can may be able to get special pay based their ability to speak foreign languages. In addition, being assigned to certain duty assignments like shipboard tie-down crew can make them eligible for hazardous duty pay.
The following is a list of the most common special pay benefits:
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