Paycheck Chronicles Wants to Hear From You on Pay and Benefits


What do you think about the budget situation?  Obviously, our country is in a budget quandry, and there isn't enough money for everything.  Several senior Pentagon officials have made comments that military service members would rather have money for equipment and training than pay increases and protected benefits.

Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Michael Barrett told Congress that his Marines would prefer better equipment and training versus a 2 percent pay raise and protected benefits. Some troops and their families have pushed back against that sentiment. has launched a survey to better understand how troops and military families feel about the Defense Department's proposed changes to pay and benefits.

Readers can fill out the short, 10-question survey by clicking on the following link:

The questionnaire should only take participants a few minutes to complete. The first five questions deal with the specific proposals in the Pentagon's fiscal 2015 budget request that would curb military pay and benefits. The last five questions seek basic demographic information. has strong readership within the military community. By participating in this survey, readers will help us better communicate their concerns about the budget proposals to the department's uniformed and civilian leadership.




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