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Advocates Rally to Stop Senate Plan to Cut Military Housing Allowance


Military advocates are rallying to stop a proposal in the U.S. Senate to reduce military housing allowances. The Senate Armed Services Committee's version of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, which sets policy and spending targets for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, would curb the military's Basic Allowance for Housing, or BAH, for... more

Utility Rebates to Drop for Most Air Force Housing

Senior Airman Dustin Monti and his spouse, Beth, are the first family to move into the newest privatized housing development at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., May 27, 2015. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Hailey R. Staker/Released)

A change to how average utility use in Air Force privatized housing is calculated will mean that fewer residents will receive a rebate each month, while more could be paying out of pocket for overages. Currently, as many as 80 percent of Air Force housing residents in about 43,000 units receive a utility rebate each month, Air Force officials s... more

Vets Group Criticizes Senate Panel Vote to Curb GI Bill Housing Aid

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A veterans group is criticizing a key Senate veterans committee for voting to curb the GI Bill housing allowance. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America on Thursday issued a statement blasting the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee after members approved omnibus legislation that would reduce by 5 percent the Post-9/11 GI Bill housing allo... more

New Report Details Most and Least Affordable Housing Areas for Troops

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Trulia is out with a new report detailing the most and least affordable housing areas for U.S. military troops and their families. To coincide with Military Appreciation Month in May, the residential real estate site on Wednesday released a seven-page study on the topic, along with an interactive graphic that lets users explore housing costs in... more

Military Salary - Pay Overview

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The military compensation system has over 70 separate types of pay and allowances -- that's a lot to keep track of. Fortunately everything you need to know from Basic Pay, to special pay and allowances (even retired pay) can be found right here. Fortunately everything you need to know about the military compensation system including: Bas... more

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