Sunday, April 01, 2007

Pentagon to cut danger pay in some overseas areas

On April 2, 1999, Serbian TV showed three U.S. soldiers taken prisoner near the Yugoslav-Macedonian border.

The Defense Department on Friday announced it will remove six overseas locations from its list of areas that qualify U.S. service members for imminent danger pay, but will increase hardship duty pay for four of those locations, with all the changes to take effect Nov. 1.

Imminent danger pay of $225 per month will no longer be paid to U.S. troops serving in the African nations of Angola and Sierra Leone; the former Soviet republic of Georgia; and Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Macedonia in the Balkans.

At the same time, monthly hardship duty pay will increase for U.S. troops serving in Angola, Georgia and Sierra Leone to $150 per month from the previous level of $100, and will be set at $100 per month for Macedonia, which previously did not qualify U.S. troops for any hardship duty pay.

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