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Troops could receive hazard pay, awards for service in coronavirus relief efforts

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WASHINGTON— Thousands of troops who have deployed to help battle the coronavirus pandemic could soon receive hazard pay and awards to recognize their service, the military’s top general said Thursday.

A group of Pentagon officials comprised of the senior enlisted leadership from each service is now determining what the rules will be for hazard pay and awards for personnel, Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said during a virtual town hall event at the Pentagon. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/troops-could-receive-hazard-pay-awards-for-service-in-coronavirus-relief-efforts-1.631538

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