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The News Tribue up in Washington state published an interesting article today discussing the Pentagon backing out of their offer to pay folks who extended their service $15,000.
The bonuses were offered in January to Active Guard and Reserve and military technician soldiers who were serving overseas. In April, the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs ordered the bonuses stopped, Senator Patty Murray, D - Seattle, said.
A Pentagon spokeswoman, Lt. Col. Ellen Krenke, confirmed the bonuses had been canceled, saying they violated Pentagon policies because they duplicated other programs. She said Guard and Reserve members would be eligible for other bonuses.
Krenke said some soldiers had been paid the re-enlistment bonuses, but she was unsure how many or whether the money would have to be repaid. Murray’s office said that as far as it knew, no active Guard or Reserve members had received the bonuses.
I'd say unbelievable but that's not true. Gee... still think a draft is a long way away? They're lying to get people to hang around longer. I wonder what other "deviltry" they can do.
posted by Stithmeister @ 10:43 PM
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