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New in 2017: Expect rigorous debate over military pay and benefits | MilitaryTimes

New in 2017: Expect rigorous debate over military pay and benefits | MilitaryTimes

For the first time since 2013, military personnel in January will see a “full” pay raise equal to the expected increase in private sector wages. But it remains unclear whether this is a sign of better benefits and compensation in years to come.

How Congress and the new president treat military pay and benefits will be an issue worth service members’ attention in the year ahead, since the moves will directly affect their families’ finances.

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