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    DoD to cut BAH?

    DoD is looking at cutting BAH rates.

    http://www.militarytimes.com/article...scale-back-BAH

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    Re: DoD to cut BAH?

    Won't happen. Too much involved with privatized housing. i.e. too many hands in too many pockets.
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    Re: DoD to cut BAH?

    Quote Originally Posted by KnuckleDragger View Post
    Won't happen. Too much involved with privatized housing. i.e. too many hands in too many pockets.
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    Re: DoD to cut BAH?

    This would suck literally for everyone that gets BAH for those on Active Duty and those like myself who are taking advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill. I like getting my big extra check a month for BAH.

    Now I just got to wait on the VA to process my claim.

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    Re: DoD to cut BAH?

    I don't know. It took us 10 years from when I joined up to get them o pay 100%. Either give me 100% or start building apartment blocks on base for single NCOs and above.
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    Re: DoD to cut BAH?

    Quote Originally Posted by technomage1 View Post
    I don't know. It took us 10 years from when I joined up to get them o pay 100%. Either give me 100% or start building apartment blocks on base for single NCOs and above.
    Not sure about stateside, but some overseas bases already started doing that. When I was leaving Turkey in 2009, one of my co-workers was going to Japan and he was told that it was mandatory for single NCOs to live on base. I think Belgium is going that way too.

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    Re: DoD to cut BAH?

    Pretty sure rents in the community would drop by whatever percentage BAH dropped. Funny how whenever you move somewhere, the average rent is pegged to the local BAH rate.

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    Re: DoD to cut BAH?

    Quote Originally Posted by Capt Alfredo View Post
    Pretty sure rents in the community would drop by whatever percentage BAH dropped. Funny how whenever you move somewhere, the average rent is pegged to the local BAH rate.
    It's EXACTLY that way here in beautiful Clovis, NM. It's ridiculous. I've seen people try to rent out third wheel trailers for $800 (BAH for a single E-5). I don't know about the rent dropping too much in response to a BAH decrease. The realtors here would probably just expect single people to get roommates or spouses to get jobs. Once they got used to the cash cow, I doubt they'd want to go back.

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    Re: DoD to cut BAH?

    Quote Originally Posted by sharkhunter View Post
    Not sure about stateside, but some overseas bases already started doing that. When I was leaving Turkey in 2009, one of my co-workers was going to Japan and he was told that it was mandatory for single NCOs to live on base. I think Belgium is going that way too.
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    Re: DoD to cut BAH?

    There are better ways to cut the amount of BAH spent. Make state side rules similar to overseas....if people share, their BAH is cut. Also do away with dual military getting 2 BAH payments. Just my 2 cents.

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