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Congress Eyes Extra Pay to Counter Wave of Suicides in Alaska and on Ships in the Yard

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Lawmakers are looking to respond to suicides among service members in Alaska and on the USS George Washington. Soldiers in the frigid arctic and sailors aboard ships undergoing major construction could get extra pay. The measures come after Military.com revealed that the ship had suffered a string of suicides that went back to last July.
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Congress Eyes Extra Pay to Counter Wave of Suicides in Alaska and on Ships in the Yard

The latest NDAA would provide new $200 monthly stipends to sailors on ships undergoing nuclear refueling and $300 stipends to troops "assigned to perform cold weather operations."

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