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Response to Carnage251 (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:32 PM

25. That's right, we do have very good benefits...

I wanted my husband to get out of the Army, but we decided to stay in because of the benefits, not the pay. The thing about the pay is this....you get pay raises with promotions or so many years in. My husband was a Cpt for 7 years (the norm at that time), he got a raise when he was promoted, and I think one more when he hit a certain year mark. If it wasn't for the cost of living raise, he would not have had seen a pay increase the other years.

Yes, my husband made a career with the Army, and many times I was not thrilled, but he has pretty much always been paid under the civilian equivalent in the pay area....and we do have out of pocket expenses that many don't have.

That said, it seems this might be a ploy to get congress to do their job. The military can't do budgetary plans like this

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