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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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Guest Post Wednesday: Homeless Veterans
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Guest Post Wednesday: Homeless Veterans

In case you've been underway on a submarine missed the news, last month a NYC police officer was photographed in the act of giving a pair of boots to a barefoot homeless man. Unfortunately, the followup reporting claims that Jeffrey Hillman is barefoot once again. Even more disturbing, it appears that he's homeless ...

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Military pay & benefits cuts
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Military pay & benefits cuts

Two weeks ago the Department of Defense started discussing their plan for military pay changes, the force drawdown, and benefits cuts. It could be worse. Don't get me wrong-- it's bad enough, but the cuts are still less than the drawdown after the Cold War. Back then the military downsized over a quarter of its ...

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