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2022 Military Pay & Allowances
Military Base Pay Military base pay is calculated by rank and time in service. For new enlistees at an E-2, the pay is just over $2,000/month. Military Pay Charts (pdf) The increase in 2022 was 2.7%. The increase for 2023 is projected to be 4.6%, the highest in over two decades. Basic Allowance for Housing …
Is Infantry the Right MOS For Your Soldier?
The Army is paying enlistment bonuses for specific jobs, quick ship status, special training, and more. If it’s what you want to do, awesome! But should you pick up a job specifically for the bonus? Read on about what it’s like for the MOS of 11x (infantry). Is infantry the right job for your soldier? …
DEALING WITH DEPLOYMENT?
Check out our resources on what you should do to successfully navigate deployments before, during, and after.
Your Soldier’s Pictures Could Be Used In Dating Scams
Did you know in the past year, more than $143 million has been stolen from people involved in dating scams with people they met online? Did you know that many …
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Command Sponsorship for Korea
This article was completely rewritten and updated in July 2019. When your soldier receives OCONUS (overseas) orders, being able to go with him is quite the process. It’s even more …
A Portable Career Is Possible as a Military Spouse
A portable career is a must for most military spouses. Unless you get lucky and your soldier stays at one duty station for a long time, you are going to …
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Christmas Decorations for Holiday Deployments
The deployment when my husband was deployed over the holidays was the hardest deployment for him. In fact, Christmas was not the same even after he returned for several years …