Survey: Nine in 10 Troops Oppose Cuts to Pay, BAH

About nine in 10 active-duty service members oppose the Defense Department’s proposals to reduce their pay raises and basic allowances for housing, according to a new survey by

Responses from more than 8,400 service members, their spouses, veterans and retirees show overwhelming opposition to the Pentagon’s recommendations to curb personnel costs by reducing military benefits to include pay, housing, commissary stores and health care. Troops also resoundingly rejected suggestions from the top brass that pay raises aren’t “on their minds.”


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