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The 2016 Military Pay Chart
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The 2016 Military Pay Chart

1.3% Pay Raise Coming In 2016. The White House and Senate FY 2016 budget proposals provide a whopping 1.3% military pay raise above the 2015 military pay rates. While the House of Representatives has sweetened the pot and propose to increase military pay by 2.3%. Once Congress comes to an agreement and signed into ...

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Preparing For The Unexpected
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Preparing For The Unexpected

This post is brought to you by Army veteran James Hinton.  (If you're interested in contributing at The-Military-Guide.com, please see our posting guidelines.) In early 2007 things were looking pretty good. I had just redeployed back to Ft. Hood after my third combat tour. I was an E-6 who had just become eligible ...

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The 2015 Military Pay Chart
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The 2015 Military Pay Chart

1% Pay Raise Coming In 2015 Earlier this year the President and the Senate Armed Services Committee published the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2015. The latest version of the NDAA contains a 1% pay raise for the military, which will be the standard raise until 2018. The 2015 Military Pay Chart goes ...

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How Do I File a Military Medical Malpractice Suit?
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How Do I File a Military Medical Malpractice Suit?

A Guide to Better Understanding the Claim Process As a member of the US military you are entitled to competent medical care, but if you or a family member has suffered due to the medical negligence of a military doctor then you might be able to sue for military medical malpractice. If you feel you have a case make ...

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Veterans ID Cards Can Be Scanned With QR Code Reader
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Veterans ID Cards Can Be Scanned With QR Code Reader

The Department of Veterans Affairs has failed to provide adequate warning to Veterans that their Veterans Identification Cards  (VIC) can be scanned to reveal their Social Security Numbers. Anyone with an IPhone or Android smart phone can download a QR code app and scan any VIC  issued since 2004. Once scanned, the ...

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Seven Benefits of the VA Home Loan
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Seven Benefits of the VA Home Loan

This guest post is from Randy Prothero, a Hawaii real estate agent and team leader of “The Prothero Group” at Island Style Realty, an Oahu Real Estate Team. The VA loan is a government-backed, but privately lended, home loan available to veterans or those currently serving in the military (including active-duty ...

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How Do Veterans File a PTSD Claim?
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How Do Veterans File a PTSD Claim?

A Helpful Guide to Better Understanding the Benefits Application Procedure The United States Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that one in five former soldiers suffer from combat-related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A wide variety of benefits are available for those diagnosed with the condition, however ...

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Total Pay: How much will your next paycheck be?
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Total Pay: How much will your next paycheck be?

During my active-duty days, we used to have a frequent conversation around Hale Nords: "So what's your pay going to be now?" "Well, let's see. I'm on the promotion message, I just got a longevity raise, I'm getting submarine pay, I'm eligible for sea pay again, and the new housing & cost of living allowance ...

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Military Benefits After One Enlistment
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Military Benefits After One Enlistment

Here's a relatively complicated post about an apparently straightforward subject, and I'm counting on you servicemembers & veterans to cover anything that I miss! A reader writes: "I was curious whether there are any benefits for people who got an honorable discharge after finishing the six-year obligation ...

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