2016 Military Pay Dates

Below are the 2016 military pay dates and schedules.  DFAS military pay dates (active duty and reserve) are schedules for the 1st and 15th of every month unless those dates fall on a weekend or holiday.  Whenever a payday falls on a weekend or holiday, pay Active-duty Pay Day Scheduleis issued on the last workday preceding the 1st and the 15th.

Active duty and reserve members are paid twice a month.  The fifteenth is the mid-month pay and includes pay due from the 1st through the 15th of the month. The 1st of the following month is the end of month pay and includes pay due from the 16th through the last day of the previous month.

See here for 2016 military pay charts or newly released 2016 military pay charts.

2016 Military Pay Dates
Pay Period Mid-month Pay Day NPA* Available End-of-Month Pay Day LES** Available
January 2016 Jan. 15 Jan. 8 Feb. 1 Jan. 25
February 2016 Feb. 12 Feb. 5 Mar. 1 Feb. 23
March 2016 Mar. 15 Mar. 8 Apr. 1 Mar. 25
April 2016 Apr. 15 Apr. 8 Apr. 29 Apr. 22
May 2016 May 13 May 6 June 1 May 25
June 2016 June 15 June 8 July 1 June 24
July 2016 July 15 July 8 Aug. 1 July 25
August 2016 Aug. 15 Aug. 8 Sep. 1 Aug. 25
September 2016 Sept. 15 Sept. 8 Sept. 30 Sept. 23
October 2016 Oct. 14 Oct. 7 Nov. 1 Oct. 25
November 2016 Nov. 15 Nov. 8 Dec. 1 Nov. 23
December 2016 Dec. 15 Dec. 8 Dec. 30 Dec. 23


* NPA –  Notice of Pay Advisories (for mid-month pay days)

** LES – Leave and Earnings Statements (for end-of-month pay days)

The military pay dates are for all military service branches: Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard, Coast Guard, Coast Guard Reserve.

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