Military Pay

Bigger Pay Raise for Troops Hits Senate Opposition

A House proposal to give troops their biggest pay raise in years has run into opposition from Senate lawmakers. A key Senate panel said it is backing the Obama administration proposal of a 1.6 percent military raise for the coming year, a rate that again falls below private sector wage growth and is at odds with the 2.1 percent pay hike that is ... more

Senators Back 1.6% Troop Pay Raise, Women in Draft, Health Care Reform

Capitol in fog.

A key Senate panel on Thursday voted to approve a 1.6 percent pay raise for troops, requiring women to register for the draft and overhauling the military health care system. The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved the proposals as part of the fiscal 2017 defense authorization bill, known as the National Defense Authorization A... more

Bigger Pay Raise for Troops Hits Opposition in Senate

SASC Professional Staff Member Allen Edwards and Minority General Counsel Gerald J. Leeling clarify some issues during a Subcommittee on Personnel defense bill markup hearing on Capitol Hill, May 10, 2016.(JOE GROMELSKI/STARS AND STRIPES)

WASHINGTON -- A House proposal to give troops their biggest pay raise in years ran into opposition Tuesday from Senate lawmakers. A key Senate panel said it is backing the Obama administration proposal of a 1.6 percent military raise for the coming year, a rate that again falls below private sector wage growth and is at odds with the 2.1 percen... more

Navy Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus

The U.S. Navy's fiscal year 2016 and 2017 Aviation Department Head Retention Bonus (ADHRB) for active duty aviators and for Full-Time Support (FTS) aviators was recently announced. Active duty officers who sign ADHRB contracts incur five years of obligated service and agree, if selected, to complete a department head tour. Officers interested in... more

'New to the Navy' App Gets an Upgrade

The "New to the Navy" mobile application is a one-stop resource for answers to many of the frequently asked pay and personnel questions Sailors may have. The Navy has updated the app providing more in-depth information, streamlining content location, and making overall performance improvements. The updated information contains links to Legal Ser... more

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