Wednesday, October 26, 2016
California National Guard Reneges on Reenlistment Bonuses
UPDATE: Secretary of Defence Ash Carter has ordered the Pentagon to cease further efforts to collect the reenlistment bonuses effective October 26, 2016 (Pentagon Suspends Efforts To Collect Reenlistment Bonuses From Soldiers). In a rare case of the "doing the right thing" thanks in large part to public pressure, there will be no further attempt by the Pentagon to pressure veterans who signed the reenlistment contract to return up to $25,000 in reenlistment bonuses and money used to pay school loans. As for the few who returned the money, there has been no word yet as to whether the Pentagon will return the money or if the veteran and/or their family are out of luck.
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