The recession has affected all facets of American life. If you are active military you may or may not be aware that the 2011 COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) has changed for some cities. Some cities that qualified for it before have been removed from the list due to the effects of the economy. Further, the rate for some military housing areas (MHA) will go down because there is no provision in the law to protect the rate like the Basic Housing Allowance (BHA). To see if you are affected by these changes please visit Military.com on 2011 COLA and 2011 COLA changes.