Pay crunch
Troops have been hit with a steady drumbeat of negativity about their pay and benefits in recent years. In 2014, Congress approved the smallest basic pay raise of the all-volunteer era, a disappointment for many troops that could be repeated in 2015. That has many in uniform rethinking the overall value of their compensation package.

rated their pay & allowance as good or excellent

Source: Military Times annual survey of active-duty service members
Credit: Military Times staff