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USAFE to Ask Air Force to Forgive $4 Million in Housing Overpayments

Seven completed housing units await their tenants in Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. More than 130 other housing units were under construction across the street. (Evan Duncan/U.S. Army)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Air Force officials in Europe will ask the Pentagon to consider forgiving a debt totaling about $4 million in Overseas Housing Allowance overpayments to about 1,500 airmen at Ramstein and Spangdahlem air bases, officials said. The command is compiling paperwork to submit to Air Staff for what’s called a group “remissio... more

Post-9/11 GI Bill Housing Stipend FAQs

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The Post-9/11 GI Bill Housing Allowance payments are based on the military's Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) rates for an E-5 with dependents for the ZIP code of the school you are attending. The Department of Defense adjusts the military BAH rate every calendar year (January 1) based on changes to housing costs across the country. Rates can e... more

1K Spangdahlem Airmen Were Overpaid Overseas Housing Allowance

Seven completed housing units await their tenants in Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. More than 130 other housing units were under construction across the street. (Evan Duncan/U.S. Army)

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- An Air Force audit has found that about 1,100 airmen at Spangdahlem Air Base were overpaid overseas housing allowance, some in the thousands of dollars. Notifications are starting to go out to all affected airmen, who are assigned to the 52nd Fighter Wing, Air Force officials said Friday. The affected airmen al... more

Military Salary - Pay Overview

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Now available: The Military Pay App. Military.com has launched a new app that allows you instantaneous access to information about your pay and allowances from your mobile device. Get the free app for Android or iOS. Currently, the military compensation system has over 70 separate types of pay and allowances -- that's a lot to keep track of. F... more

Military Spouse and Family Benefits 101

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The military can be a difficult lifestyle for a family, but it does come with some excellent benefits. Some of those are in the form of cash, and some are in the form of discounts. In addition to the bi-monthly paycheck, military service members receive benefits like money for housing, subsidized groceries and healthcare. Don't know exactly... more

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