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House defense bills include big push to raise pay for junior military members

As the military continues to face serious recruiting challenges, the House’s versions of its 2024 spending bills would raise military pay by more than…

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Military leaders seek measures to end food insecurity among service members

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White House directs Pentagon to initiate military compensation review

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(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?

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