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    Deployment Pay - Africa

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    Does anyone know what special pays you get for a 6 month deployment to Africa, Kenya specifically.

    Family separation pay I'm sure.

    Hazardous duty?

    Combat pay?

    And is this in a tax free zone?

    Thanks!
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    I couldn't find anything, but then when I Googled specifically "Kenya" with combat zone or whatever, it shows up on this list for 2009... and I would think if it was on the list in 2009 it would still be on the list, but I'm not positive:

    Combat Zones and Immiment Danger Pay (Combat Pay)

    So that would mean that he qualifies for Imminent Danger Pay/Hazardous Duty Pay (I think those are both synonymous with "combat pay"... I don't think they're separate pays, I think it's just one for $225/month). It would also mean that he would receive tax free pay. One nice thing is that if you're in that zone for even one day of the calendar month, you receive the haz duty pay for the whole month as well as having the entire month be tax free. (FSA, on the other hand, is prorated.)

    You're right about Family Separation Allowance as well.
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    I know for a fact HOA & Dijbouti get paid combat and are tax free. This is as of this month (some of the command is in these places).
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    I think I found the combat pay part. If I am reading this correctly they pay it in Kenya if doing ground operations.
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    correct.. so unlike if....


    your SO is airforce and flies regular missions there but is never actually there but to just drop and run. (land/airspace) your SO must be on the ground there.
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