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Update: Obama has changed the rules again on combat pay for US forces!

Commentary by Jim Campbell

Apparently being mortally wounded or severely injured isn’t considered being shot at, so says Obama who has never served our country in combat. It is now quite clear that if a decision is to be made Obama will make the wrong one.  What decision has he made that has been right for “our” country?  (emphasis on our not his!)

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.

So I just got a letter from MyPay (the way we get paid in the military), saying that I will only reason Combat Pay while deployed for the days that I take fire or am in a hostile area. Now, as an Infantry Marine, I’m constantly in a combat zone…it may not always be popping off, but for them to take that away from us is bullshit. Now, the aviation tech who sits on Camp Leatherneck, sure, I can see him not getting Combat Pay, but to take it away from the grunts, the ground pounders, the front line of defense…come on, Uncle Sam. You let the Liberals win a big one here… Marine from Florida (We are not posting his name for obvious reasons)

According to Military.com, and the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (H.R. 1540-7 Sec 616) as of February 1, 2012, this new measure went into effect, and soldiers who are to receive the additional $225/mo. combat pay ‘must’ be in immediate risk of harm. The measure is very specific in its criteria for receiving the additonal pay.

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