Edition: Global Global Select Region
Email: Passwd: or sign up free
One News Page
One News Page > US > Combat troops get 15 extra days of leave
Open news article

Combat troops get 15 extra days of leave

Monday, 22 March 2010

A new nonchargeable rest and recuperation leave policy for troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan announced by the Pentagon on Monday gives those deployed for 270 days or more 15 days of administrative absence on top of their regular annual leave.

“This designation provides an additional benefit specifically for those service members deployed to the most arduous combat areas,” Sam Retherford, the Pentagon’s director of officer ane enlisted personnel management, said in a statement. “Administrative absence days, in conjunction with government-funded transportation for R&R, allow service members to save and use their annual leave for reintegration with their families and communities when they return home.”

The benefits for Iraq and Afghanistan are effective Tuesday, March 23, the Pentagon said.

Granting of the days is contingent upon mission requirements and authorized only for those service members who take part in the Non-Chargeable Rest and Recuperation program.

The no-charge administrative leave program is being limited to those in the “most arduous” areas, Retherford said.

Combatant commanders can ask the Pentagon to designate additional locations for the NCR&R if the area/location:

• Is a place where U.S. forces have been engaged in combat operations against a hostile force within the last six months and where actual combat operations are expected to continue.

• Meets R&R leave program criteria.

• Is in a combat zone designated by presidential executive order.

• Is in an area where service members are exposed to the most arduous conditions (for example, locations for which Hardship Duty Pay is authorized).
Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comment

You Might Like

Other recent news in US

Pope Francis prays for peace in Ukraine, Syria at Vatican EASTER MassEaster Sunday gun battle at eastern UKRAINE check-point leaves 3 pro-Russians and 2 Ukrainians dead in bloodiest battle so far
Deadly Easter morning shootout shatters truce in EASTERN UKRAINEEaster Monday 2014: Banks Open, Closed; Wells Fargo, Citibank, Bank of AMERICA, Chase, TD Bank, Mail, Post Office, DMV, Schools, Stock Market?
Car crashes through FLORIDA church during Easter service with 200 parishoners, trapping some‘Heaven Is for Real’ Rides Faith-Based Wave to Big Easter Score at BOX OFFICE
International SPACE STATION takes special Easter cargo from SpaceX shipCelebrating Easter _ and creativity _ in NEW YORK
MISS AMERICA thinks school should reconsider discipline of would-be prom dateThe BOSTON MARATHON: Step by step, the race lives on



comments powered by Disqus

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2014 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.  |  About us  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Privacy Policy  |  Content Accreditation
One News Page - Top Headlines RSS Feed RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Advertise  |  Help  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |  One News Page on Facebook LIKE us on Facebook  One News Page on Twitter FOLLOW us on Twitter  One News Page on Google+ FIND us on Google+

Bullet: One News Page official news app for iPhone Bullet: Our news app for iPhone