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Coast Guard reserves are paid a per diem allowance (lodging and meals and incidental expenses(M&IE)) when they volunteer for active duty at locations other than their local area. They are also paid basic allowance for housing (BAH) and basic allowance for subsistence (BAS). This is a major waste of money when a reservist is on extended active duty. They should only be allowed the per diem allowance for a limited time,...
Military members that are married to other military members are essentially being paid twice to cover their housing cost. If the members live together they should only get one BAH rate for the household. Eliminating the second members BAH and giving dependant rate for the family will be adequate to cover housing cost AND save the government a bunch of money. Sadly, members today take advantage of this program and get...
Each year, on the anniversary date of the enlisted military member, they recieve a clothing allowance. Based upon the branch of service and sex of the member, they recieve between 388.80 - 608.40. (www.military.com)
As of 31 May 2011, the Department of Defense had 1,182,849 enlisted members worldwide from all services. (DoD Personnle and military casualty statistics)
If the U.S. would do away with this automatic...