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Basic Military Pay or "base pay" is the standard amount of compensation for service members based on each individual pay grade. This is a service members compensation before additional allowances such as BAH, Cost-of Living (COLA), Clothing, Bonuses, Special Pay. The articles in this section can help service members and spouses to navigate the confusing waters that comprise military pay.
When will you get paid? When is your LES available? We have the answers here!
The Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) offers service members flexibility in investment planning.
An allotment is a designated amount of money that is automatically distributed for you, from your pay.
Have a general question about active duty or retired pay rates? Check with these resources.
Advance pay gives you cash to help with the expenses of a PCS move.