Defense Share of Total Federal Spending

2016 Defense Budget

President Obama has released the defense budget proposal which among other things sets 2016 military compensation and benefits. The proposed military pay increase for fiscal year 2016 is 1.3% according to the FY 2016 defense budget proposal. See the 2016 Proposed Military Pay Charts based on a 1.3% increase. Highlights of the Defense Budget and Effect on Military and Veteran Benefits 1.3% proposed pay raise for 2016 compared to 1% the last two years … [Read More...]

BAH Basic Allowance Housing Rate

2016 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

The 2016 BAH rate is projected to be increased by 1.5%. However, the defense budget also includes a plan to slow BAH growth to achieve a 5 percent out-of-pocket cost.  Building on the 1 percent out-of-pocket adjustment authorized in the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act.  The FY 2016 proposal gradually slows the annual BAH increases by an additional 4 percent over the next 2 to 3 years until rates cover 95 percent of housing rental and utilities costs. BAH rates are part of the … [Read More...]


2016 Proposed Military Pay Charts

These are the proposed 2016 military pay charts based on the proposed 1.3 percent increase set forth in the FY 2016 budget proposal.  These are not final and subject to change pending final passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) by both Houses and the President.  Typically the defense bill is signed into law […]

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