Military deployed in many locations will lose their danger pay


by Michael Dorstewitz

About 44,000 military personnel stationed at 22 locations around the world will lose their imminent danger pay starting Monday. This is the result of those locations having been decertified as militarily hazardous.

The change is expected to save the Obama administration $108 million per month — an insignificant sum when comped to the total defense budget. But it will mean up to $225 less in the pockets of service men and women, which could represent “a car payment. A couple weeks of groceries. A month of utilities,” noted Stars and Stripes, which reported:

The following land areas and the airspace above them were decertified: Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Montenegro, Saudi Arabia and Serbia.

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