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Basic Allowance for Subsistence
The Basic Allowance for Subsistence is linked to, and changes with, the Agriculture Department's food-cost index. The 2012 BAS rates rise about 7.2 percent over 2012 rates. BAS as of Jan. 1:
Officers - (including commissioned officers, warrant officers and aviation cadets) $239.96 per month
Enlisted - (almost everyone who has completed basic training) $348.44 per month