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Basic Allowance for Subsistence
 

Basic Allowance for Subsistence
Under an overhaul of the basic allowance for subsistence four years ago, the enlisted rate for when rations in kind are not available was phased out, as were the rate for emergency conditions where no government messing is available and the partial BAS rate. In addition, BAS is now linked to, and changes in tandem with, the Agriculture Department's food-cost index. The 2007 BAS rates represent an increase of about 2.8 percent over 2006. The new rates as of Jan. 1:
Officers - (including commissioned officers, warrant officers and aviation cadets)$192.74 per month
Enlisted - (almost everyone who has completed basic training)$279.88 per month

 

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