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Under Trump, military pay and benefits could see a boost | MilitaryTimes

Under Trump, military pay and benefits could see a boost | MilitaryTimes

Military advocates are hopeful that, with Donald Trump in the White House, troops’ pay and benefits will improve in coming years. But they’re not letting their guard down just yet.

In December, Congress approved the 2.1 percent military pay raise that took effect this month — one-half of a percent point more than the Pentagon’s request — and scrapped controversial plans to scale back troops’ housing stipends. Both moves were praised by those who’ve opposed the Obama administration’s efforts to rein in military personnel costs, reductions the Pentagon deemed necessary as broader defense spending has tightened.

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