Military Pay

Proposed Military Pay Charts for 2017

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Update for 2017 Military Pay: House lawmakers have released a proposal for troops to receive a 2.1 percent pay raise in 2017. The White House has already requested a 1.6 percent pay raise for 2017, which is higher than 1.3 percent increase received by troops in 2016, but lower than the 2.1 percent raise called for by law to match private-sector... more

New Online Courses on New Military Retirement

The Department of Defense (DoD) has released the first of four online training courses that provide education about the military's new blended retirement system, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018. The first training course is specially designed for leaders, so they can understand the new blended retirement system before service members are int... more

Senate Backs 1.6% Troop Pay Raise, BAH Cuts

The U.S. Senate has approved a fiscal 2017 defense authorization that calls for a 1.6 percent military pay raise, reduced housing allowances and changes to the health care system. The upper chamber of Congress on Tuesday voted 85-13 in favor of the legislation, known as the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, which sets policy and spend... more

The Military Retirement System

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If you are considering making the military a career — or you have already made that decision, and just want to know more about your benefits — then this will be of special interest to you. This article looks at the current Military Retirement Systems and the choices facing most today's active duty members. The following is a summary of what you... more

Details Revealed About New Retirement System

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The military will be rolling out a new retirement system on January 1, 2018 This retirement system will be known as the "Blended Retirement System" since it will be blending a "Defined Benefit System" like the one that currently exists, with a "Defined Contribution System" that is used in most private sector jobs. The Defined Benefit System giv... more

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