Basic Needs Allowance

(U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division used the latest prototype of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) during a training exercise in October at Fort Pickett, Va. The event was part of a larger Soldier Touch Point, the third major milestone in the development and testing of the IVAS, which will undergo one more STP in the spring before initial fielding next year. (U.S. Army Photo by Bridgett Siter)

White House and Congress both seem to agree lower ranking troops need more money, but how much?

In today’s Federal Newscast, the White House says it supports the idea of a “basic needs allowance” for low-income military members, but wants more…

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