Military Pay

Military Pay Allotments

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Now available: The Military Pay App. 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. Update: Service members are now blocked from setting up new paycheck allotments for personal property, Defense Department officia... more

Clothing Allowances

Navy sailor shopping for uniforms.

To help pay for a member's uniform and other clothing costs, you may be given a clothing allowance (if appropriate clothing is not furnished). It is Department of Defense policy that the quantities and kinds of items of individual clothing to be furnished shall be prescribed by the respective Service Secretary or the Commandant of the Marine Cor... more

Ansbach Troops Could See COLA Fall to Zero in Coming Days

Falling COLA Rates in Ansbach

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Military personnel stationed in Ansbach could see their cost-of-living allowances reduced to zero over the coming weeks as adjustments to the pay supplement, which offsets the cost of living in high-priced overseas locales, take effect across Germany. Personnel stationed in Wiesbaden and Garmisch will also see si... more

House Bill Blocks Cuts to Temporary Duty Per Diem

An F-15 pilot moves into position to receive fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker on temporary duty from RAF Mildenhall’s 351st Air Refueling Squadron during a training mission over Romania in May 2007. (Stars and Stripes)

WASHINGTON — House lawmakers introduced a bill this week that would block the Defense Department from slashing per diem allowances for long-term temporary duty. The DoD is looking at a 25 percent reduction in the allowances for TDY longer than a month, and a 45 percent cut for assignments longer than 180 days — a move that could require troops ... more

Military Annual Leave

Soldiers sign out for leave.

If you are active duty in any of the five branches of the armed forces or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) you earn 30 days of leave (paid vacation) every year. Military and NOAA members earn 2.5 days of leave for each month of service. Up to 60 days of leave can be banked (accrued) over a two year period, but your lea... more

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