Amadeusz Juskowiak

Us troops get costofliving increase

Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger ordered an increase in costofliving allowances for many US military personnel abroad because of the decreased value of the dollar against foreign currencies the Pentagon said

The allowances are expected to rise between 10 and 20 per cent in many areas beginning this month the Pentagon said

Weinberger also is providing for some family members of financiallypressed troops to fly home from West Germany Japan Italy and Spain on military transports if they desire

He said in a statement to the military that the costofliving increases will help keep your overseas purchasing power close to your stateside counterparts

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