Basic Allowance for Housing

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Currently, 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. In general annual military pay raises are linked to the increase in civilian wages. Howev... more

On-Base Residents Lose Renters Insurance Due to BAH Cuts

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FORT CAMPBELL, Kentucky -- A change to how the Defense Department calculates housing rates is not only impacting those who live off base, but also those who live on base in privatized military housing. Due to this year's 1 percent reduction in service member's base allowance for housing, all residents of privatized military housing will no ... more

Air Force Could Cut Housing Benefits Over Outdated Dependent Info

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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany -- Dozens of airmen in Germany, Spain and Belgium could lose at least part of their housing allowances in the coming weeks for failing to verify information about their dependents, and many more could be affected across the globe. A spokesman for the 86th Airlift Wing based at Ramstein Air Base said the organization is m... more

Basic Allowance for Housing Rates

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The Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is based on geographic duty location, pay grade, and dependency status. The intent of BAH is to provide uniformed servicemembers accurate and equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local civilian housing markets, and is payable when government quarters are not provided. Each year the BAH t... more

Obama Signs Massive Defense Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes and training Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels. The law authorizes funds for basic military operations, from a 1 percent pay raise for troops to the purchase of ships, aircra... more

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