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Survey: Lower Pay Raise Would Hurt Troops’ Morale

Army Time s reports that “nearly three-quarters of respondents to a Military Times survey believe that a proposal to give troops a smaller-than-expected pay raise next year would significantly harm morale.”  

“The Defense Department wants to provide a 1 percent pay raise for fiscal 2015, which is less than the 1.8 percent growth projected for private-sector paychecks. As it now stands, the House version of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act would give troops a 1.8 percent raise, but a Senate panel has voted to provide just the 1 percent.”  

“Lawmakers are expected to settle the matter in conference committee.”