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A Well Deserved Pay Raise For United States Troops

In a move that has been a long time coming, it seems all soldiers will be getting a well deserved pay raise. And for those who thing soldiers are making too much money, just consider that an E1 with less than 2 years of service makes an average of about $19, 500 per year… For …

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Involuntary Separations in the Army: What You Should Know

There are circumstances when separation from the Army is necessary. In many cases, separation is voluntary, but there are also situations of involuntary separation too. We have noticed a large amount of involuntary separations as troops are brought home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Involuntary separation can be from certain issues such as: Failure to achieve …

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Readiness Management Period (RMP Funds): What You Should Know

RMP is an often misunderstood subject in the Army National Guard and the Army Reserve. In today’s post, we are going to delve into RMP Funds: what they are and how they work. RMP stands for Readiness Management Period. The essential purpose of RMP is to make sure that each and every service member is …

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52-Week Savings Plan for Army Soldiers

Let’s face it, in this economy, it is very difficult to prioritize our money to stash a little away for a rainy day.  Between bills and other obligations, our money is stretched far and wide.  Saving a little dough often seems impossible!  However, we still recognize that it is extremely important to maintain financial stability …

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Do People Join the National Guard and Military for the MONEY?

Why do people serve in the Army National Guard and U.S. Military?  When you ask Soldiers why they serve in the military you get a variety of responses such as patriotism, love of country, travel, the opportunity to get away from home, education opportunities, being part of a team, discipline, and many other reasons.  In …

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Army LES Statement

What do you need to know about the ARMY LES Statement?  An Army LES is simply your leave and earnings statement.  Anytime you generate pay, normally on the 1st and 15th of each month the Defense Finance Accounting Service will create a leave and earnings statement for you.  Your pay could be for TDY pay, …

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