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2015 Military Pay Raise

The proposed military pay increase for fiscal year 2015 is 1% according to the FY 2015 defense budget.  This is based on the Department of Defense’s recommendation and President Obama’s proposal in the Fiscal Year 2015 Budget proposal that was sent to Congress.  The DoD’s recommendation was based on the need to slow the growth in military pay.  However, these changes are disproportionately small to those for other budget categories. The proposed military pay cap could still be blocked by … [Read More...]

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2014 Military Allowance, Incentive, Bonus & Special Pay

2014 Military allowances, incentive, bonuses and special pay.  Many military members qualify for special pays and incentives that are part of the service's recruitment and retention efforts. Some compensate members for assignment to hazardous or difficult duty conditions. BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates - See link for rates Effective January 1, 2014 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) RC/Transient aka Non-Locality BAH Rates - See link for … [Read More...]

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2015 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

The proposed 2015 BAH rate increase based on the Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2015 budget is 1.5%.  However, the DOD is also proposing that service members slowly start to pay 5% of out-of-pocket costs and to eliminate renters insurance from BAH rate calculations, another 1%.  Over a three year period this would effectively reduce […]

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2014 Top Online Military Friendly Colleges

2014 Online Military Friendly Colleges

2014 top online military friendly colleges for active-duty, veterans, military spouses and dependents.  There are over 11,000 higher education institutions to choose from and finding one that meets your individual needs while … [Read More...]

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How to Get a Veterans ID Card

The U.S. government provides a Veterans ID card under a few circumstances for which most Veterans do not qualify to receive.  Most government agencies accept a DD214 but it’s oversized, too … [Read More...]

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