REPORT: Why active-duty troops at border will not receive combat pay
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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.
Additionally, those troops won’t be getting combat or hostile-fire pay, the Pentagon continued, “as they are not deploying to a combat area, nor are they expected to be subject to hostile fire.” https://t.co/7jcWQG4QPn
— Emma Carew Grovum (@emmacarew) November 6, 2018
“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.”
— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) November 6, 2018
Pentagon says by day’s end there will be 5200 active duty troops in the Southwest Border region, heading toward a total of 7,000. Not getting combat pay, says Spoke Col. Manning, who says they’re NOT in a combat zone, despite @realDonaldTrump insisting the caravan in an invasion!
— Jamie McIntyre (@jamiejmcintyre) November 5, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) November 6, 2018
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