One of the most recognizable initiatives for honoring deployed service members is known as R.E.D Friday, or Remember Everyone Deployed Friday. From military family members to AAFES employees and beyond, you will see these groups styling in red once a week, but where did this coordinated clothing effort come from?
Rank in the US Military determines a lot of factors, from pay grade to housing. Rank varies by branch of service but most of the foundation work is the same. In this edition of the MSF Pocket Guide, let’s break down ranks and why it matters to everyone. Enlisted versus Officers While rank and insignia […]
While we have discussed allowances and military pay in a previous MSF Pocket Guide, we didn’t go into depth into Basic Allowance for Subsistence (BAS) and Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH). In this edition, we will dive into the most important allowances in military pay. Basic Allowance for Subsistence BAS is meant to offset costs […]
Military pay is not simple, there are many different factors that go into it. In this edition of the MSF Military Pocket Guide, we will break down all the different aspects in a service member’s pay. Basic Pay, Special and Incentives, and Allowances Basic pay is the fundamental part of a military paycheck. All service […]
In this new series, we give you the facts you need to understand the United States Military. Some of the most popular terms you may have heard around the military community are OPSEC and PERSEC, but what do they exactly mean and how does it affect the military family? OPSEC is a short way to […]