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GI Bill 2.0 Offers Book Stipend for Acitve Duty

Stack of Books

Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients are eligible to receive up to $1,000 for books and supplies, per academic year, as part of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill. This applies to active duty veterans, reservists and guard members who have qualifying active duty service, and dependents using transferred benefits. The $1000 annual stipend is equal to $41.67 per cr... more

House GOP Backs 401(k)-Like Military Retirement Plan, More Pay and BAH

Congress and troops

A key defense panel in the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives proposed offering troops a 401(k)-style retirement plan, as well as giving them higher pay raises and housing allowances. The House Armed Services Committee's Personnel Subcommittee, led by Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nevada, included the proposals in its version of the 2016 Nation... more

DFAS News Updates

Several updates have been passed on this week by DFAS pertaining to changing email addresses, Internet Explorer updates, and retiree pay verifications. To catch up on these items, visit this Paycheck Chronicles update. more

Army Orders Financial Benefits for 2009 Fort Hood Victims

Pfc. James Armstrong, left, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Christopher Royal hug as they look at pictures of co-workers killed in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting, Friday, April 10, 2015, at Fort Hood, Texas. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)

FORT HOOD, Texas — Dozens of soldiers and surviving family members of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting are receiving additional Army pay that they felt was long overdue. The announcement from Army Sec. John McHugh on Thursday comes a week after 36 Purple Hearts were awarded to victims and relatives of the deadliest shooting on a U.S. military base.... more

Leave Carry-Over Rules Set to Expire

With the expiration of a law that allowed service members to carry up to 75 days of leave from one fiscal year to the next, service members will automatically lose any accumulated ordinary leave in excess of 60 days on Oct. 1, 2015. Troops covered by special leave accrual rules may still carry up to 120 days from one fiscal year to the next. Ser... more

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