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Danger Pay to be Eliminated in 20 Areas

  • Effective June 1 of 2014, the Defense Department is removing 20 areas from the list of those receiving imminent danger pay. Those soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines in imminent danger areas receive an extra $225 stipend per month.

    According to, the areas removed from the list will be:

    • Arabian Sea
    • Gulf of Aden
    • Gulf of Oman
    • Red Sea
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Where Dwight Eisenhower and Nine Other Military Leaders Went to College

  • Major military academies have long been a favorite among top military leaders in the U.S. Check out where these ten military leaders attended college.

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Money for College for Army Spouses

Officer Candidate School Offers a Direct Route to Military Career

  • For those aspiring to a career with the U.S. Army, the Officer Candidate School (OCS) may provide a direct and stable route to a successful career after completion of a college degree and basic training. One of four paths to becoming an officer with the Army (the other paths being ROTC, the United States Military Academy at West Point, and direct commission), OCS provides two phases of intensive Officer training over the course of twelve weeks in Fort Benning, GA.

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