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  • Once Again Our Islamist President Uses His Authority to Cut Military Pay

    09/09/2014 7:56:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Obama has for the second year in row used his executive powers to put a cap on pay raises for our loyal armed forces It’s just not right for the President of the United States to be a lap dog for any foreign entity and even more so if that favored group is a terrorist inclined quasi religious gathering of foreigners who are anti-American at heart. This current occupant of our Oval Office fits that description totally. Obama has for the second year in row used his executive powers to put a cap on pay raises for our loyal armed...
  • DOD announces changes to imminent danger pay

    01/03/2014 11:10:40 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 10 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | January 3, 2013 | Stars and Stripe
    The Defense Department announced Friday that many areas will be removed from the list of places where U.S. servicemembers qualify for imminent danger pay. “Today we are announcing the recertification of some locations as Imminent Danger Pay areas while we are discontinuing that designation for others,” Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren told reporters.
  • Senate won't Pass Military Pay Protection Act

    09/30/2013 10:22:51 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 46 replies
    30 Sept 2013
    FR won't let me post the link to Military Times, but the story is there ...
  • Military Pay Higher Than Ever Compared to Civiliams

    07/03/2012 7:22:45 AM PDT · by Wuli · 56 replies
    Military.Com ^ | June 28, 2012 | Military.com
    As private sector salaries flattened over the last decade, military pay climbed steadily, enough so that by 2009 pay and allowances for enlisted members exceeded the pay of 90 percent of private sector workers of similar age and education level. cut The military gained its lead with annual raises from 2000 to 2010 that exceeded private sector wage growth and some extra increases in housing allowances to eliminate average out-of-pocket rental costs. Meanwhile, civilian pay growth stalled as markets collapsed and jobs disappeared. cut By 2009, the report says, average RMC for enlisted exceeded the median wage for civilians in...
  • Obama Cheats and Frauds - Now Wants to Cut Troops’ Pay

    05/29/2011 3:54:06 PM PDT · by Snuph · 22 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | Sunday, May 29, 2011 | Jerry McConnell
    Just a couple of days ago Canada Free Press published an article by Move America Forward, May 27, 2011, “Obama Admin Wants to Cut Troop Pay” that highlights what this crooked double-dealing imposter in our White House wants to do to our loyal, brave and sacrificing military personnel. One has to wonder how that narcissistic usurper can look at himself in the obviously much-used mirrors in OUR White House without regurgitating. Cutting the pay of the same people that HE sends out of this country with no guarantees that they will return in one undamaged piece or if they will...
  • Military pay during a possible shutdown

    04/09/2011 11:44:44 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 9th, 2011 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Should the Federal Government shutdown this weekend most people wouldn’t feel the impact, in fact, they wouldn’t notice anything different. The people who would be impacted would be the men and women of the U.S. Military and their families. Without a resolution these brave men and women would not be paid until the situation is resolved. They will be given back pay for the time they serve at a later date. That fact doesn’t put groceries on the table or pay the bills. How did we get into his situation? The Democrats had control of Congress and the White House...
  • Military pay would stop with a government shutdown

    03/14/2011 8:56:22 PM PDT · by ScubieNuc · 137 replies · 2+ views
    The Federal Computer Week ^ | Mar 14, 2011 | FCW staff
    According to draft guidance circulating around the Defense Department, military personnel would be required to work without pay if the government shuts down, reports the Air Force Times. That differs from the 1995 shutdown when U.S. troops reported to work and were paid, the article states. But the 13-page contingency plan, in which DOD highlighted which parts of the military would continue to operate if the government shuts down, states that this time the military would miss a payday if a shutdown continued through April 1.
  • House panel approves military pay raise

    05/16/2010 12:28:39 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 9 replies · 553+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/14/2010 | Ed O'Keefe
    Lawmakers disregarded Defense Secretary Robert Gates's calls for fiscal restraint on Wednesday, approving a military pay raise higher than President Obama and the Pentagon requested. The House Armed Services personnel subcommittee approved a 1.9 percent pay bump for uniformed military personnel, half of a percentage point higher than Obama's fiscal 2011 budget. The markup also increased hostile fire pay and family separation allowances. "This raise will further reduce the gap between military and private-sector pay raises," said subcommittee chairman Susan Davis (D-Calif.). But the raise is in direct disagreement with the wishes of Gates, who plans to push for at...
  • AGAIN SARAH PALIN HAS TO TELL OBAMA TO GET SPENDING PRIORITIES STRAIGHT RE: PAY CUTS FOR MILITARY

    05/13/2010 8:31:59 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 298+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 05/13/2010 | Gary P.
    “Priorities, priorities- Keep eye on PresObama’s soldier pay decrease in midst of overspending elsewhere & govt union pay raises. Is he serious?” ~Sarah Palin via Twitter If there is one thing the Obama regime can do to get Mama Grizzly all fired up, it’s screw around with our brave man and women who sacrifice all to secure our Freedom and Liberty! I am constantly in awe of our military. The fact that so many young men and women would voluntarily put themselves in harm’s way for all of us is simply inspiring. This isn’t the first time Sarah has had...
  • Postal letter carriers paid more than military per Fox News article

    05/10/2010 10:22:45 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 45 replies · 1,110+ views
    May 10, 2010 | Stayfree
    An average sergeant in the Army with four years of service and one dependent would receive $52,589 in annual compensation, according to the paper. This figure includes basic pay, housing and subsistence allowances, as well as tax benefits. Meanwhile, a U.S. Postal letter carrier, with no supervisory or hazardous duty, makes approximately $80,000 a year when all benefits are factored in.
  • Military’s 3.9% raise, ‘wellness’ plan voted; no SBP-DIC relief

    09/27/2008 12:52:19 PM PDT · by GATOR NAVY · 5 replies · 1,893+ views
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 27 Sep 08 | Tom Philpott
    Military members will get a 3.9 percent pay raise in January, but the fiscal 2009 defense authorization nearing final passage will not support a House-passed plan to set military pay raises through 2013 a half percentage point higher than private sector wage growth. The new defense bill will protect working-age military retirees from a final try by the Bush administration to raise Tricare fees, deductibles and drug co-payments. Instead, beneficiaries of every age will see new enticements to stay healthy through no-fee check-ups, age-appropriate disease screening, smoking cessation help and other “wellness” programs. And, for a fourth straight year, the...
  • Sweping Changes Recommended for Military Retirement (no retirement pay until age 57)

    02/07/2008 9:27:24 AM PST · by pabianice · 54 replies · 1,607+ views
    Navy Times | 2/08
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  • Six-figure bonuses retain US commandos (Special Forces Drawn to Private Security)

    10/11/2007 4:02:15 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 873+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 10/11/2007 | Richard Lardner
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon has paid more than $100 million in bonuses to veteran Green Berets and Navy SEALs, reversing the flow of top commandos to the corporate world where security companies such as Blackwater USA are offering big salaries. The retention effort, started nearly three years ago and overseen by U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, Fla., has helped preserve a small but elite group of enlisted troops with vast experience fighting the unconventional wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Defense Department statistics. Overall, more than 1,200 of the military's most specialized personnel near or already eligible for...
  • 3.5% (Military Pay) Raise a Lock for '08? (Bush is against it)

    06/11/2007 2:47:37 PM PDT · by nckerr · 38 replies · 1,669+ views
    military.com ^ | June 01, 2007 | Tom Philpott
    The Senate Armed Services Committee practically assured military personnel a 3.5 percent pay raise next January by including that figure in the fiscal 2008 defense authorization bill it approved in late May. The House of Representatives already had voted to give the military a 3.5 pay raise next year, which is a half percentage point higher than proposed the Bush administration. After the House vote, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget said the bigger pay raise was “unnecessary” and urged congressional leaders to instead back a 3 percent increase which would match recent wage growth in the private...
  • Bill would make all military pay tax-free

    03/22/2007 4:58:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 93 replies · 2,476+ views
    Army Times | March 22, 2007 | Rick Maze
    Gannett articles can not be posted, so you have to click on the link to read the article
  • Military to Raise Pay for Extra Language Skills

    05/11/2006 1:06:39 PM PDT · by RDTF · 35 replies · 2,318+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 11, 2006 | wire report
    <p>The Pentagon, faced with a critical shortage of foreign language expertise, said it would increase the money it pays troops who know a language other than English.</p>
  • Pay boosts National Guard recruits

    03/12/2006 2:38:09 AM PST · by neverdem · 13 replies · 679+ views
    Washington Post via The Seattle Times ^ | March 12, 2006 | Ann Scott Tyson
    WASHINGTON — The Army National Guard, which has suffered a severe three-year recruiting slump, has begun to reel in soldiers in record numbers, aided in part by a new initiative that pays Guard members $2,000 for each person they enlist. The Army Guard said Friday that it signed up more than 26,000 soldiers in the first five months of fiscal 2006, exceeding its target by 7 percent in its best performance in 13 years. Guard leaders say they are confident they will reach their goal of boosting staffing from 336,000 to the congressionally authorized 350,000 by the end of the...
  • Most Reserve, Guard Members Earn More, Not Less, in Uniform

    01/26/2006 5:08:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 315+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Jan 26, 2006 | Donna Miles
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2006 – Despite general perceptions that National Guard and Reserve troops lose income when called to active duty, most actually earn more in uniform than as civilians, a new Rand Corp. study reveals. The nonprofit research organization's study, commissioned by the Defense Department and released yesterday, shows that 72 percent of the more than 100,000 troops surveyed saw their earnings jump 25 percent when called to active duty. Their average pay hike amounted to about $10,000 a year, Rand officials said. However, Rand researchers also found that 28 percent of reservists studied lost pay after being called...
  • Some to Lose Hundreds in Pay Monday -- servicemembers may see their next paycheck shrink 250.00

    07/29/2005 9:31:13 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 28 replies · 904+ views
    Military.com ^ | July 29, 2005 | Marine Corps News
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Untold numbers of servicemembers residing off base will see their next paycheck shrink by as much as $250 -- and many of them may not even know the blow is coming. Disbursing shops at several 1st Marine Division and 1st Force Service Support Group battalions surveyed over the past week said they learned only recently about the elimination of "geographic rate protection" under the Basic Allowance for Housing. The change, outlined in Marine Administrative Message 315/01 and slated to take effect Monday, shelves a DoD policy enacted nearly five years ago. The old...
  • Injured Marine fights for wounded soldiers' pay

    05/28/2005 3:45:09 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 17 replies · 476+ views
    BostonHerald.com ^ | May 28, 2005 | Noelle Straub
    WASHINGTON - Winthrop Marine Lance Cpl. James Crosby's effort to give combat-wounded soldiers special pay while they recover moved closer to becoming law with a U.S. House vote last week.
  • Bayh proposes US pay the difference for NG and reserves between civilian and military salaries..

    02/17/2005 2:03:43 PM PST · by ken5050 · 46 replies · 976+ views
    CNN's "Inside Politics" | Evan Bayh
    Just caught Evan Bayh on CNN. Talking about his proposal to ease the financial problems of active duty reserves and NG in Iraq. It's intriguing, yet it also bothers me. I did a search, saw nothing here, and there's only a brief outline on his Senate website, but I think it deserves discussion here. He is proposing, as I understand it, that reserve and NG troops called up for active duty, and deployed to a combat zone, whose military pay is LESS than what they were earning in civilian life, be reimbursed by the US government for the difference, to...
  • Act Funds 3.5 Percent Troop Pay Raise

    11/27/2004 12:07:57 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 3 replies · 435+ views
    DOD ^ | Nov. 26, 2004 | By Gerry J. Gilmore
    Authorization Act Funds 3.5 Percent Troop Pay Raise, Cuts Housing Costs By Gerry J. Gilmore - American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 26th, 2004 -- Money contained within the 2005 National Defense Authorization Act will fund a 3.5 percent troop pay raise and eliminate servicemembers' out-of-pocket costs for family housing, DoD's top military personnel official noted. The January troop pay raise will be applied across the board to all servicemembers and won't feature pay hikes targeted to specific ranks as in past years, David S. C. Chu, the undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said during a recent Pentagon...
  • Lockheed Martin does DFAS out pay

    09/24/2004 2:56:32 PM PDT · by earplug · 207+ views
    I called DFAS 1-800-390-2348 | Sept 24th 2004 | Michael Remington
    Lockheed Martin has the Defense Finance and Accounting Service contract to deal out our pay. Does it bother anyone that the Carlyle group owns about 70% of Lockheed Martin? ACS from Texas is involved in this government contract. Anybody know if the screwups related to National Guard and Reserve pay is due to screw ups at Lockheed Martin?
  • Lieberman Eyeing Tax Freedom for GIs

    04/24/2004 10:36:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 84 replies · 159+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 4/24/04 | Carl Limbacher
    Sen. Joe Lieberman, D-Conn., promised Friday to review a proposal to reward Americans who serve in the military with an exemption from the income tax. Asked if he would consider sponsoring a bill based on the idea, first proposed by Phoenix radio host Barry Young, Lieberman told nationally syndicated radio host Sean Hannity, "I sure would. . . . It's a heck of an idea." While saying he didn't think most GIs made enough to even pay income taxes, Lieberman added, "I'll go back and look at that." Hannity has been working with Oliver North's Freedom Alliance to set up...
  • Army Announces Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP) for Assignment to Korea

    03/12/2004 4:16:47 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 2 replies · 793+ views
    Army Announces Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP) for Assignment to Korea 3/12/2004 6:33:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk Contact: LTC Stan Heath of PAO Human Resource Command, 703-325-9904 WASHINGTON, March 12 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The Department of the Army today announced a new incentive program to encourage Soldiers in or enroute to Korea to extend their tours of duty on the peninsula for an additional year. The program, titled the Assignment Incentive Pay (AIP) program, authorizes service members to collect an additional $300 per month in their paychecks for an additional 12-month tour in Korea. The AIP is a one-year...
  • Michigan teacher must cover cost of substitute while on military duty

    03/03/2004 12:14:23 PM PST · by treeclimber · 6 replies · 98+ views
    Detroit Free Press-freep.com ^ | 3-4-04 | none listed
    GRAND RAPIDS -- A Michigan school district told a teacher activated for military duty that he must cover the cost of a substitute during part of his absence and give the district some of his military pay.
  • Authorization Act Pluses Up Pay, Creates New Civilian System

    11/22/2003 5:53:09 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 282+ views
    Authorization Act Pluses Up Pay, Creates New Civilian System By Jim GaramoneAmerican Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2003 – The fiscal 2004 National Defense Authorization Act pluses up military pay accounts and creates a whole new civilian personnel system. The act, passed by Congress Nov. 7, authorizes DoD to spend $401.3 billion. The fiscal 2004 Defense Appropriations Act, which actually provides the money, became law Sept. 30. President Bush is expected to sign the authorization bill into law soon. All service members receive at least a 3.7 percent pay raise. Certain mid-level noncommissioned officers, petty officers and officers...
  • DEMS' DESPERATE DECEPTION : (on Military Pay added by poster)

    08/16/2003 4:20:10 PM PDT · by W04Man · 2 replies · 231+ views
    RNCResearch ^ | 0816/03 | RNCResearch
    DEMS' DESPERATE DECEPTION Apples & Oranges: Democrats Wrongly Confuse Military Salary With Imminent Danger Pay · Wrong On Both Counts _____________________________________________________________________ APPLES: IMMINENT DANGER COMPENSATION WILL NOT BE REDUCED Undersecretary Of Defense For Personnel And Readiness David Chu Confirms Compensation Will Not Be Reduced.  "I'd just like very quickly to put to rest what I understand has been a burgeoning rumor that somehow we are going to reduce compensation for those serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.  That is not true. We are not going to reduce their compensation. · What I'm saying on the record for Iraq and Afghanistan, absolutely yes,...
  • No Pay Cut for Troops in Iraq, Afghanistan-Pentagon

    08/14/2003 8:32:27 PM PDT · by TexKat · 16 replies · 383+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/14/03 | Charles Aldinger
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moving to quash a political firestorm, the Pentagon on Thursday denied that it will cut the pay of nearly 160,000 U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan by $225 on Sept. 30 when special military pay hikes approved by Congress are due to expire. Defense officials said that even if lawmakers do not reinstate increases passed in April in both "imminent danger pay" and "family separation allowances," the Pentagon will make up the pay losses to troops in those countries in other ways. Undersecretary of Defense David Chu answered sharp criticism from Democratic presidential candidates over a press...
  • UPDATE ON DISABLED VETS SCREW JOB

    06/21/2002 10:33:22 AM PDT · by advocate10 · 60 replies · 816+ views
    The Retired Officer Association | Today
    This is TROA's legislative update for Friday, June 21, 2002. Issue 1:  Senate Approves Concurrent Receipt Amendment.  The Senate hasadopted an amendment to the FY 2003 Defense Authorization Bill which wouldfully eliminate the VA disability compensation offset to military retiredpay for all disabled retirees with 20 or more years of service, effectiveOctober 1, 2002. Issue 2:  Administration Issues Veto Threat.  A letter released by theOffice of Management and Budget on June 19 said the President's advisorswould recommend that he veto the FY2003 Defense Authorization Bill if itincludes a plan for partially or fully eliminating the disability offsetto military retired pay. ...