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Defense department makes changes to danger pay


Beginning in June, service members deployed to certain areas will no longer receive imminent danger pay.

The Defense Department announced Friday the recertification of some locations as imminent danger pay areas while discontinuing that designation for others. The last certification process allotting the $225 monthly stipend was completed in 2007, according to the release.

Areas no longer with an imminent threat of physical harm to U.S. military personnel, effective June 1, include:

The nine land areas of East Timor, Haiti, Liberia, Oman, Rwanda, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

The six land areas and airspace above Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro.

The four water areas of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and the Red Sea.

The water area and air space above the Persian Gulf.

Danger pay will remain in effect for Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen and Egypt within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.