Cost of Living Allowance

In 2015, the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) for active duty military personnel in Hawaii significantly decreased on 3 out of the 4 islands, and many questions were raised about the COLA determination process. As a result, USPACOM obtained approval from the Defense Travel Management Office (DTMO) to do an out-of-cycle Living Pattern Survey (LPS) during the period February 1 to March 1 2016. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Michael Reeves/Released)

PHOTO BY: Senior Airman Michael Reeves
VIRIN: 160126-F-JG073-002.JPG
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