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Pentagon Awards Back Pay To Families Of 4 Soldiers Killed In Niger Ambush | Task & Purpose
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Pentagon Awards Back Pay To Families Of 4 Soldiers Killed In Niger Ambush | Task & Purpose

The families of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger last year will receive back pay now that the Pentagon has approved imminent danger pay for U.S. troops in several African countries, a Defense Department spokeswoman said on Thursday.

Pentagon personnel chief Robert Wilkie has approved danger pay for U.S. troops in Niger, Mali and the North and Far North Regions of Cameroon retroactive to June 7, 2017, said Air Force Maj. Carla Gleason. Troops will receive $225 for every full month they spend deployed in those countries and $7.50 per day for partial months.  Hardship duty pay is being reduced from $150 to $100 per month in those countries because that is the maximum troops can receive in addition to danger pay.

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