Defense Department Cuts List of Areas Where Military Service is Eligible For Imminent Danger Pay

alt text still in planning phaseThe Department of Defense today
it would be revising the list of places where
military personnel receive imminent danger pay for serving,
something the Pentagon’s been working on since 2011, effective June
1. A DOD spokesperson insisted the decision wasn’t driven by
budgetary concerns (or it would be effective immediately and
wouldn’t have taken two years and who knows how much money to

From the Marine Corps Times:

The Defense Department has removed 20 areas from its
list of locations that qualify for imminent danger pay, effective
June 1, potentially affecting tens of thousands of troops.

As of that date, service members deployed to these areas no longer
will qualify for the $225 monthly imminent danger stipend. The
change would affect thousands serving on land or on ships in those

See the full list here.

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