Quote Originally Posted by islandguy View Post
Contrary to FALSE BELIFS OF THE LOCALS, all MILITARY FAMILILES on the island PAY RENT. If you live in any MILITARY HOUSING COMPLEX, YOU ARE PAYING RENT. Housing is no longer "free" and has not been for a LONG LONG TIME! See http://www.acq.osd.mil/housing/ Real rent, real taxable income added to our check, and taken OUT.
IslandGuy, I'm under the impression that the military's "Basic Allowance for Housing" (BAH) and "Cost of Living Allowance" (COLA) are not taxable. What part of the military's leave & earnings statement is the "real taxable income added to our check"?

Quote Originally Posted by islandguy View Post
It amounts to about $74k each tour.
People might have a different impression of the money if we knew how long a tour you're referring to. An 18-month special/deployment tour? The two-year minimum activity tour? The three-year area tour?