Of course, two of them were my parents, but blessed am I to have grown up with four of the greatest.Many people were married when I was in the service, and today most of the couples have dissolved the ties that once bound them.
The calculator above (and related tables below) reflect 2017 monthly pay based on the 2.1 percent pay raise, which is effective as of January 1, 2017.
This pay increase will be reflected in your January 15 paycheck.
But military life (and military relationships) seem to move just a little faster and need more planning than others. You will put up with deployment, weird shifts, emergencies, trainings, and a whole bunch of other stuff that will happen at inopportune times and will be the least helpful thing.
If you’re teetering on the edge of this particular path, think through the lifestyle before you jump in: (And don’t date him/her if you believe that “everyone cheats” during deployment.) Period. (So do people in the civilian world.) But that doesn’t mean everyone does, that we all agree with it, or that it’s even the “norm.” You will be separated from the person you love at some point during their career in the military. It’s okay to get frustrated, be angry, and cry, but you’ve got to pick yourself up and move on.
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