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 is 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.
|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.