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...]


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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2014 BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence) Rates

The 2014 BAS (Basic Allowance for Subsistence) rate is 1.48% which this years comes below the originally proposed amount of 3.4%.   In 2013 the BAS rate increase was 1.09% and in 2012 the BAS rate was 7.02%.  President Obama signed the Defense Bill on December 26th, 2013.    Excerpt from the 2014 Fiscal Year 2014 […]

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BAH Basic Allowance Housing Rate

2014 BAH (Basic Allowance for Housing) Rates

2014 BAH Rates have been announced. Effective January 1, 2014 active duty service members will see an average BAH rate increase of 5.0% or $75 to $80 for Basic Allowance Housing. This is the largest increase in 5 years, .08 higher … [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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