REPORT: Why active-duty troops at border will not receive combat pay

NOVEMBER 6, 2018

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Pentagon officials said Monday that the 5,200 troops deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border will not receive “combat pay” or “danger pay,” compensation for working in a dangerous environment.

“Members who are deployed in support of the Department of Homeland Security’s border mission are not eligible for imminent-danger pay,” Defense Department spokesman Col. Robert Manning told The Hill.

The article goes on to state the following:

Manning explained that troops do not qualify for the additional money unless they are on duty “in foreign areas, designated as such because of wartime conditions, civil war, civil insurrection or terrorism.”

Troops will also not receive hostile-fire pay since the border mission is considered noncombative.

“Our military will not receive combat pay or hostile-fire pay as they are not deploying to a combat area, nor are they expected to be subject to hostile fire,” Manning said.

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  1. ZS November 6th, 2018 at 6:44 pm

    Totally unfair to the military. You say its not a war zone, what else will you call it? Are you even paying attention to the fighting age of these illegal immigrants? Have ypu seen the destruction they leave behind? Molotov cocktails, rocks and other projectiles can be just as deadly. How do you know they don’t have guns? Just cause you cant see them doesn’t mean they dont have them hidden! The military should get benefits coming to them becauseTHIS IS AN INVASION and they are they to protect your dumb ass too.


    • Wanda Dunn November 6th, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      No they shouldn’t get extra pay.


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