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Originally posted by KrazyJethro
Sea duty, hazardous duty, BAH, and BAS are in addition to your regular pay.
I feel the need to clear up a few things, so bear with me:
Sea Duty, paid only if you are attached to a ship. There are certain cases where you will get extra money for shore tours, but that depends on the length of tour and the location.
BAH is paid out to all sailors E-5 and above, unless you are married. E-4 and below sailors are expected to live on the ship, if they want to live out in town they must pay for it themselves.
Hazardous duty is paid per month, and the only requirement is that you spend at least one day of that month in a hazardous area.
So folks on ship or in a hazardous area, they get additional pay every two weeks.
Yes, that is called sea pay, only it is per month.
Also, pay is scaled by marriage and kids, so married people get more money and people with kids get more depending on how many.
True, but that only affects the BAH and BAS rate, the base pay remains the same.
In a lot of cases, child care on bases is free, or very cheap, which is very helpful.
True, and the is also the commisaries. They are like grocery stores for military members, where they get special prices on everyday items.