Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) pays for the cost of your meals when dining at your permanent duty station. Although BAS is meant to offset the cost your meals it doesn't cover the costs of meals for family members.
Current BAS Rates:
Enlisted: $369.39 per month
Officers: $254.39 per month.
*Note: A Discount Meal Rate (DMR) offset applies to all Coast Guard enlisted members assigned to a ship with messing facilities, a Class "A" School, OCS (prior service), a deployed Port Security Unit, and enlisted members E-6 and below stationed ashore who reside in government-owned quarters and are required to eat meals at a government dining facility.
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