Combat Zone Entitlements

Pentagon officials want troops to know that the change from Operation Iraqi Freedom to Operation New Dawn will not affect combat and other hazardous duty entitlements they receive.

Servicemembers will still be able to receive hardship duty pay, hostile fire/imminent danger pay and other incidental expenses related to their deployment with the transition to Operation New Dawn.

Imminent danger or hostile fire pay is paid when servicemembers serve in a location designated as a combat zone or direct support area.  While deployed all pay for warrant officers and enlisted members is tax exempt, while officers are exempt from taxes for up to $7,611.30 each month they serve in an eligible area.

The President designates combat zones through an executive order.

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