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

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The Department of Defense today announced 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 make?).

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 areas.

See the full list here.

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