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JBLM soldier killed

A young soldier home on leave died in a single-car crash this week in Virginia, the military said. Pfc. Patrick Giannone, 19, from Spotsylvania, Va., was an information technology specialist assigned to 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Washington’s Joint Base Lewis-McChord. He was killed late

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Largest military pay raise in years

January will usher in the biggest pay raise since 2010 for U.S. service members, and also bring a long-awaited salary increase for federal civilian employees. AD: Free dinner and the top 10 inside tips to know about VA home loans (don't find the house you love until you know

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Fewer service members to get cost of living allowance in 2020

Fewer service members will receive a cost of living allowance in 2020, according to an announcement from the Defense Department on Friday. AD: Use your GI Bill to become a minister or youth minister.  GCU has an online program for military and sposues for your transition to the clergy.  Start

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Increase in housing allowance and basic pay in 2020

WASHINGTON— Service members will see an increase to their basic housing allowance and basic pay rates starting Jan. 1, the Pentagon announced Thursday. AD: Couple counseling on JBLM pays you $300 and it is confidential. Info here CLICK The basic housing allowance rate will increase by an average of 2.8%

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Commanders to be psychoanalyzed

Officers vying for battalion command soon will be screened through a psychological exam, an expert panel and other means as the Army moves away from choosing leaders based solely on their personnel files. AD: Want to be a pastor?  Get the degree online through GCU - use your GI

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Veterans Day savings at Exchanges

The military exchanges are offering specials for Veterans Day, and the sales start early. The Navy Exchange sale runs Nov. 7-13. The Army and Air Force Exchange Service deals are available Nov. 8-14. The dates cover online shopping as well. AD: You can get your teaching certificate in 9 months

Lasers on Strykers?

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Lasers on Strykers?

The Army is now developing 50 kilowatt lasers for its Stryker wheeled armored vehicles, with plans calling for a prototype to be fielded in 2022, the service said. "The time is now to get directed energy weapons to the battlefield," said Lt. Gen. L. Neil Thurgood, director of hypersonics, directed energy,

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