As a military spouse I can assure you that the soldiers and sailors I know don't want to read this crap. Most of them (though I hate this magazine) would rather read Maxim! Or Cosmo. I also say, follow the rules of the country you are in. Even if you are unlawfully invading it. Weird law? So are out-of-date anti-sodomy laws in the States.
And as for that pay raise... sure as heck haven't seen it yet! We are still living as a family of three (and hoping to be a family of four someday soon) in poverty. My husband made less than $14,000 last year. And he was gone about 7-8 months out of the year. And a few years ago we were told it was going to be almost 5%.. and was then kncoked down to something like 3%. Thanks Bush. Now we can afford to buy some groceries that aren't supplimented by WICO. Because we are overseas we have it better than those families in the States. We make more than them. And yes, veteran's benefits were cut.