Defense Share of Total Federal Spending

2016 Defense Budget

President Obama signed the defense budget which among other things sets 2016 military compensation and benefits. The military pay increase for fiscal year 2016 is 1.3%. General and flag officers, above pay grade O-7, will not see an increase due to a pay freeze at those higher levels. 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% pay raise for 2016 … [Read More...]

Post 9-11 GI Bill Online

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...]


2016 Military Pay Charts

2016 military pay charts are reflecting a 1.3% increase as set forth in the FY 2016 budget proposal. General and flag officers above pay grade O-7 will not see an increase due to a pay freeze at those higher levels. The first paycheck reflecting the 2016 pay raise will be released on January 15, 2016. […]

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