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2017 BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence) rates

With the release of the 2017 Defense Budget Proposal just last week on February 9th, Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) rates have been posed. The proposed rate of increase for BAS in Fiscal Year 2017 has remained parallel to historical numbers at 3.4%. This number is consistently based on the current cost of food in the United States as recorded by the Department of Agriculture. Just as Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) correlates with the overall cost … [Read More...]

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Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits for an Online Degree

The Post 9/11 GI Bill has helped a tremendous amount of service men and women and their families achieve their educational goals. With educational costs being as high as they are, programs such as the The Post 9/11 GI Bill can enable the service member to breathe a sigh of relief without having the financial hardships follow them that many students often do. The Department of Veteran Affairs lists the eligibility requirement as being: Individuals who served at least 90 aggregate days on … [Read More...]

2017 Defense Budget Proposal Overview

2017 Defense Budget was proposed on February 9, 2016. A number of changes have been presented for the 2017 Defense Budget regarding retirement and Tricare plans, as well as proposals for the 2017 Military pay increase and 2017 BAH increase. Important points for the 2017 Defense Budget proposal have been listed below for your convenience. Proposed […]

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