cola: 1SG (Ret) Kucic Reports On Overseas COLA in Hawaii - 10/26/08 02:43 PM
By: David J. Kucic, Realtor-AssociateCRS, GRI, ABR, e-PRO, AHWDFirst Sergeant, USA (Retired)Tropic Lightning Real Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
PCS'ing to Hawaii?  Here is the link to figure out your Hawaii Overseas COLA amount......Hawaii COLA Calculator.
Your Army assignment to Hawaii is considered an Overseas Tour in accordance with AR 614-30 just as if you were PCS'ing to Europe or Korea.  You will be entitled to an Overseas Service Ribbon (OSR) in accordance with AR 600-8-22.
The Cost of Living Allowance, or COLA amounts can be found by doing a query at the Overseas COLA Website.
When you use the query to … (0 comments)

cola: 1SG (Ret) Kucic: Hawaii Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) Calculator - 08/06/07 06:41 PM
By: David Kucic, 1SG, USA (Ret)Hawaii Home Buying and Selling Team and Military Relocation Experts
What is COLA?  It is an acronym for Cost of Living Allowance.  The purpose of COLA is to give the same buying power to a Service Member that is serving in a high cost area as a service member serving in a moderate or low cost area.
It's as simple as a gallon of milk. If a gallon of 2% milk costs $2.75 at a commissary in Ft. Knox, Kentucky and that same gallon of milk costs $3.95 at a commissary in Hawaii, why should the service member … (3 comments)

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