Arlington, Virginia-The new fiscal budget President Barack Obama has proposed includes a 2.9 percent pay increase for Servicemembers. This is according to the official OMB Federal Budget officer. This follows a 3.9 percent pay increase that occurred in FY 2008.
At first the budget called for a 2.4 percent increase, and Congress has increased that during various different budget negotiations.
Economic times have made the United States military one of the best options for many people. It is a great opportunity for those seeking to provide for their families with full medical and dental, allowances and special pay that can make people able to deal with these hard times despite the economic downturn.
Additional money is also in the budget to help the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Army to help them complete their growth. Both requested additional funds and were provided with funds in the stimulus bill budget that went before Congress last week.
Army and U.S. Military Wounded Warrior programs to help with training, medical care and recovery are also in the new budget, getting funds to help with their growth.