Military Pay

Military Travel and Per Diem Rates

Travel

Per Diem is a daily allotment to reimburse servicemembers for the out-of-pocket cost of food, lodging and incidental expenses that occur while on military business or temporary assigned duty (TDY or TAD) away from their home station. Per Diem sets the limit to how much a servicemember can be reimbursed for meals and lodging. The following is a s... more

2014 Military Pay Charts

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Update: Pay Charts for 2015 A 1% increase in military pay has been proposed for 2015. The pay raise will be official when the 2015 defense budget is signed off on, and will be effective on January 1, 2015.  For more on 2015 pay and the proposed rates, see the Military.com Pay Chart page. Below are links to military pay and drill pay tables fo... more

Guard and Reserve Deployment: Pay Benefits

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Basic Pay: All servicemembers receive basic pay. It is the bulk of their pay, and it is based on rank and length of service. As a member of the Guard or reserve your basic pay is based on your paygrade and the number of drill periods (4 hours each) you serve each month. Regular weekend drills are paid on a 2 drill period per day basis. So each... more

Military Pay Overview

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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

Legion Disappointed With 1-Percent Pay Cap

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The American Legion's new national commander, Michael D. Helm, took issue with President Barack Obama's support for a 1-percent pay raise in 2015 for members of the armed forces. Elected for a one-year term during the Legion's 96th Annual National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., last month, Helm expressed disappointment over the paltry pay incre... more

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