Travel the world. Pay for college. Earn great retirement benefits. Use these military resources to learn more about military pay and benefits, including housing and food allowances, special and combat pay, medical care, enlistment and reenlistment bonuses, and other benefit entitlements.

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Everything You Need to Know to Understand Military Pay
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What the Military Recruiter Never Told You About Leave and Training
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United States Military Reimbursment Rates for Permanent vs Temp Travel
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How to Replace or Correct Your Military W-2 Tax Form
U.S. Army Administrative Promotion Points for E-5/E-6
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What Are Military Humanitarian or Compassionate Assignments?
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Learn About Tuition Assistance in the Military
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All About Marine Corps Enlistment Bonuses
Army Re-enlist
What You Need to Know About the 2 Types Army of Enlistment Bonuses
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How You Can Save Money Using Military Base Quarters
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Here's What the Recruiter Never Told You About Military Pay
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Learn How to Navigate the Complex Military Retirement Pay System
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Army Re-Enlistment Financial Incentives and Other Bonuses
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Air Force Sign-On Bonuses for Serving in High Need Areas
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Military Travel Moving Services And Allowances
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What Are the Basics of U.S. Military Jump or Parachute Duty Pay?
Navy Selective Reenlistment Bonus Program
What is the Temporary Early Retirement Authority?
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Military Pay and Benefits: What is Family Separation Allowance?
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All About Military Involuntary Separation Pay Charts
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Everything You Need to Know About Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay
Image shows a chart titled: "Examples of active duty enlisted basic u.s. military pay." The chart shows the following: "2 Years or Less E-7: $3,020.70 E-5: $2,393.40 E-3: $1,981.20 E-1 (over 4 months): $1,680.90 Over 10 Years E-7: $4,071.60 E-5: $3,376.20 E-3: $2,233.50 E-1 (over 4 months): $1,680.90 Over 20 Years E-7: $4,797.60 E-5: $3,396.60 E-3: $2,233.50 E-1 (over 4 months): $1,680.90 Over 24 Years E-7: $5,068.80 E-5: $3,396.60 E-3: $2,233.50 E-1 (over 4 months): $1,680.90 Over 40 Years E-7: $5,429.10 E-5: $3,396.60 E-3: $2,233.50 E-1 (over 4 months): $1,680.90"
Active Duty Enlisted Basic Military Pay Charts 2019
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2021 Reserve Enlisted Drill Military Pay Chart
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Military Family Separation Allowance (FSA)
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A Guide to Combat (Imminent Danger) Pay in the United States Military
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Military Chow Halls and Food Allowance Guide
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All About Military Leave and Liberty
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Medical Conditions That Disqualify You From the Armed Forces
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Military College Loan Repayment Program (CLRP) Facts
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Understanding Military Medical Care
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What a Military Recruiter Won't Tell You About the Commissary
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What Your Recruiter Never Told You About Housing
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Do You Qualify For Veteran Benefits?
All About the Military Thrift Savings Plan and Blended Retirement Plan
Does the Military Pay for College for Spouses and Children?
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What Is a Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH)?
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Is it Better to Live in Military Family Housing or Off-Base?
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Here's What You Need to Know About Military Housing Allowances
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Living On or Off Base for Single US Military Members
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Basic Allowance for House (BAH) Type II: Enlisted Members
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Military Puts an End to Geographic Bachelor Program