Question for military - "hostile fire" pay?Submitted by kristi6904 on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 12:28
If any soldiers or veterans out there can answer this for me I would greatly appreciate it!!!
My husband is currently two months into an 11-month deployment. I don't get to talk to him much and I'm not sure he can answer this question for security reasons. I was looking at our online bank statement today and noticed an unexpected deposit. Curious, I logged into his MyPay account and looked at his LES. It said this check was for "Hostile Fire". He never received anything like this from his Iraq deployment last year even though Balad was getting hit by mortars constantly. Is this a consolation prize for my husband being shot at or am I just reading too much into it? I can handle the truth, but it's the not knowing that drives me crazy.