Military Pay and Personal Finances
All active duty servicemembers receive a basic monthly pay. Select your rank from the list below to view your 2011 basic pay.
Members of the Reserve Component and National Guard receive monthly drill pay. Simply select your rank from the list below to view your 2011 salary for a standard weekend drill.
Military Discounts and Freebies
To show support and appreciation for servicemembers and their dependents, many businesses and organizations offer discounts and freebies to military families.
LES for Active Duty – Understanding Your Leave and Earnings Statement
Detailed instructions to help active duty servicemembers understand and decipher their Leave and Earnings Statements (LES).
LES for Reserve and Guard - How to Understand Your Leave and Earnings Statement
Understanding and deciphering your LES is simplified with these comprehensive explanations specifically designed for members of the Reserve and National Guard.
Four Ways to Put Deployment Pay to Good Use
Tips and suggestions to help you decide how to best use the additional income received from deployments.
FAQ About the DoD Savings Deposit Program
Want to build up your savings account? Learn about the DoD Savings Deposit Program for deploying servicemembers.
Unlimited Commissary Privileges for Reserve and Guard
See immediate savings on your grocery bill by shopping at the commissary.
Numerous scholarships and grants are available to military spouses and military kids. Find out where the money is at and how to increase the odds that you or your child will become a recipient.
Financial Assistance for Military Families
Many financial assistance programs are available to military families. Learn about the various resources available to soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and their dependents.
Active Duty Alerts Help Protect Deploying Servicemembers
To help protect servicemembers against identity theft, deploying military personnel can place an "active duty" alert on their credit report.
Warning Signs That May Indicate You’ve Become a Victim
Military families may be more vulnerable to identity theft than their civilian counterparts. Learn about the subtle warning signs that may indicate you've become an identity theft victim.
Save Money at AAFES
Shopping at the PX, BX or any of the other AAFES stores is one of the many privileges granted to servicemembers and military dependents. Learn how you can save money at the PX and BX.
Money for Military Spouses Pursuing Non-Degree Certifications
Financial resources for military spouses wanting to earn a certification or license in a chosen field.
Scholarships and Grants - Improve Your Odds of Becoming a Recipient
When applying for scholarships and grants, give yourself a competitive edge by following these five tips.
Scholarships and Grants for Military Kids
Organizations and foundations offering scholarships and grants to military kids.
What Military Families Can Do To Prevent Identity Theft
There are many precautionary measures servicemembers and military families can take to prevent identity theft. Take a proactive approach by learning what you can do to prevent identity theft.
In addition to active duty servicemembers, Reservists and Guardsmen must show proof of service before applying for a VA loan. Learn which proof of service forms and documents are required for current or former servicemembers in the Reserve and Guard.
Childcare Assistance for Kids of Wounded Servicemembers
Learn about a program that provides financial childcare help to families of injured servicemembers.
Emergency Travel Money for Family Members of Wounded Warriors
Organizations that provide emergency travel funds to family members of those wounded in action.
New Beginnings – A Financial Assistance Resource for Military Families
Are you a military family in need of financial assistance? New Beginnings is a program that helps military families find financial assistance by matching applicants with sponsors.
Free Medical Flights for Wounded Servicemembers
If traveling to your medical appointment or treatment facility is cost-prohibitive, contact one of these organizations for help.
Save Money at AAFES Stores
How do you save money at AAFES? Share your tips and suggestions and read how fellow military families lower their bill at the PX, BX and other AAFES stores.
What Precautions Do You Take To Prevent Identity Theft?
What precautionary measures do you take to prevent identity theft? Share your tips and wisdom with other military families.
Army Emergency Relief – Financial Assistance for Soldiers and their Dependents
Army Emergency Relief (AER) provides soldiers and their dependents with financial assistance. Learn to how to apply for AER help.
Marines Toys for Tots Program
The Marines Toys for Tots program is an excellent way for military families who are in the midst of a financial hardship to give their child a new toy for Christmas. Learn how to request a toy from the Marines Toys for Tots program in your area.
Hotels Offering Military Discounts
Save money on your next hotel stay by using military discounts.
United Concordia – How to Enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program
Dental insurance is one of the many benefits available to military families. Learn the necessary steps to enroll in the TRICARE Dental Program , administered by United Concordia.