Do you get OHA in Alaska?

Do you get OHA in Alaska?

Because Alaska is an OCONUS station, you will receive a cost of living allowance (COLA). But you will NOT receive overseas housing allowance (OHA). COLA is an additional non-taxable payment that helps offset living costs in an OCONUS location.

How do I get to the Lower 48 in Alaska?

The most direct route to Alaska is to get on the Alaska-Canada Highway (AlCan) in Dawson Creek, BC. If you’re coming from the middle or Eastern half of the lower 48 and you want to get there as fast as possible, head west in the US before going north to hop on the AlCan.

Do you need a passport for Alaskan PCS?

Land travel to Alaska crosses Canada and appropriate travel documents are required. As a minimum, you should have ID Cards, passports, and official PCS, ETS, or Retirement orders. In lieu of a passport, family members must have proof of citizenship/permanent residency to cross the Canadian border.

Is Alaska OHA or BAH?

Local BAH rate charts for Military Housing Areas in the state of Alaska. BAH is assigned by location and pay grade (rank) and can be used to rent or purchase a home….MHA: AK400 – Military Housing Area Name: KETCHIKAN, AK.

Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
O06 $3,198 $2,517
O07 $3,222 $2,547

Can you drive through Canada from Alaska to lower 48?

Entry into Canada from Alaska on the northern border is not limited to a specific border crossing. When travelling from the lower 48 states en route to Alaska, you must enter Canada at one of the 5 identified land border crossings.

Can you get to Alaska by car without going through Canada?

A.) No, you can not drive all the way to Alaska without going through Canada. However, with the use of the Alaska Marine Highway, you can take your vehicle to Alaska without going through Canada – just a short 97 hours on the ferry.

How much BAH do you get in Alaska?


Grade With Dependents Without Dependents
E05 $2,466 $1,851
E06 $2,481 $1,860
E07 $2,487 $1,866
E08 $2,514 $2,097

Does Fort Wainwright deploy?

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Can you cross the border with a military ID?

Entry Into the United States By Air U.S. citizens entering the United States by air can present a valid: U.S. Passport. Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST) (see below) U.S. Military identification card when traveling on official orders, or.

Is Fort Wainwright a good duty station?

Fort Wainwright, and truly every duty station, is what you make of it. If you can look past some of the cons on the list then you are sure to be able to have once in a lifetime experiences while you’re stationed in Alaska. However, I wouldn’t say Fort Wainwright is the perfect duty station for everyone.

What extra pay do you get in Alaska?

Alaska runs a program called the Alaska Permanent Fund, which, per the state website, allots an equal amount of the state’s oil royalties to every resident through an annual dividend. In 2018, that dividend came out to $1,600 per person.