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Thousands eligible for sea duty cash: The Navy started an all-out offensive about a year ago to close as... #navy

Thousands eligible for sea duty cash: The Navy started an all-out offensive about a year ago to close as... #navy

The Navy started an all-out offensive about a year ago to close as many as 20,000 enlisted manning gaps at sea, offering extra money and perks. Flash forward to today and the Navy, while making progress, is still several thousand billets shy of its goals. For those willing to go beyond normal rotations and stay afloat, fat bonuses await in many career fields. But it may be wise to act soon. These perks, worth up to $1,000 per month, aren’t going to last forever. And some who don’t volunteer, will be “voluntold.” So far this year, nearly 200 sailors have been pulled from shore duty to fill critical gaps at sea. The Navy would prefer to have willing sailors, and in cases where you may not qualify for some money, there are other perks: possibly a high-year tenure waiver to keep a lagging career going, or even to get orders to the home port you’ve been longing for. “Sailors ne...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/article/20130826/BENEFITS02/3082...

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