V.O.I.C.E.S. Against Sexual Assault (SA)

At least 25% of women serving in the U.S. military have been sexually assaulted, and up to 80% have been sexually harassed. A 2011 report found that women in the U.S. military were more likely to be raped by fellow soldiers than they were to be killed in combat. MILITARY SEXUAL VIOLENCE FACTS Of women who reported a penetrative […]

BAH Rates for 2020 (Calculator)

Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is a U.S.-based allowance that provides uniformed Service members equitable housing compensation based on housing costs in local housing markets when government quarters are not provided. A Service member stationed overseas, who does not have government housing available, is eligible for Overseas Housing Allowance (OHA). Approximately $21 billion is paid […]

Continuation Pay

Service members enrolled in the Blended Retirement System (BRS) may be eligible to receive a one-time, mid-career bonus payment in exchange for an agreement to perform additional obligated service. This one-time bonus payment is in addition to any other career field-specific incentives or retention bonuses. Continuation pay is a direct cash payout, like a bonus, […]

Controversial changes to GI Bill transfer rules delayed until next year

Defense Department officials will delay a controversial proposal limiting troops ability to share their GI Bill benefits with spouses and children after complaints from advocates and lawmakers that the move could hurt recruiting and morale. In a letter to lawmakers last week, acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness James Stewart said the move will be pushed […]