COLA Communications Toolkit
Below you will find a list of communications products developed by the DTMO to assist you in providing information on the Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) to service members. Click on each document to either preview or to print for your use.
- COLA video - This short video provides an overview and description of the key elements of Overseas COLA.
Overseas Cost of Living Allowance Video (80MB)
To view the video, right-click on the link and select "Save Target As...". After saving the file to your computer, double-click the file to play the video.
For slower connections, download a lower resolution version: 35MB 18MB
- COLA FAQ video - This video provides more in-depth discussion of Overseas COLA.
- Currency Adjustments Video: This short video explains how currency fluctuations can affect Overseas COLA and provides an overview on how currency adjustments are determined.
To view the video, follow the instructions for viewing the COLA video.
- COLA Fact Sheet - This handout offers an overview of COLA along with other information beneficial to service members and their spouses.
- Information Paper - This paper provides an overview of Overseas COLA with key information beneficial to service members and their spouses.
- Key Points - These important points provide key messages when communicating about Overseas COLA.
- COLA Informational Brief - Provides an overview of Overseas COLA in two versions depending on the audience and method of communication. The long version provides an in-depth discussion of the how and why of COLA suitable for training. The short version focuses on budget implications.
- COLA Poster (55MB) - This poster features key COLA messages and references the DTMO website for more informational resources.
- COLA Ads - These ads provide key messages on COLA and can be inserted into a publication or newsletter.
- COLA Flyer - This menu card provides the key messages on COLA and the DTMO website to access FAQs, the COLA video, and COLA calculator.
- Infonet Ads - These short ads in an eye-catching format can easily be used to reach additional service members.
- Web Banner - This graphic can be conveniently inserted on to your website to provide an easy-to-click-on link to Overseas COLA information.
- Widget - This graphic can be conveniently inserted on to your website to provide an easy-to-click-on link to Overseas COLA information.