Combat Zone


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Combat Zone

A place where a war is taking place. If the U.S. Department of Defense designates an area is a combat zone, troops deployed there are not required to pay income taxes on earnings made while there. Likewise, any income earned while treating an injury sustained in a combat zone is tax-free.
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Property and facilities management in a combat zone is obviously a challenging, demanding and gratifying job with several unusual requirements.
Important service may include service such as duty in a combat zone or other dangerous area, training in preparation for such service, or giving support to such service.
Military suicides both in and outside combat zones have reached record levels.
The VIP pay concept, which DFAS provides to all military evacuees from a combat zone, includes a thorough review and monitoring of their pay accounts, entitlement qualifications, and other factors to ensure that financial obstacles do not interfere with treatment and follow-on rehabilitation.
Let the law get tough and teach culprits a few hard lessons and convey the message that emergency treatment rooms are not combat zones.
"[That money could provide] at least a bit of relief for those who got out of the combat zone, but no relief for those still inside."
An enlisted Soldier who went to a combat zone in January and served a full 12-month tour would get a W-2 for the year showing zero earned income.
Also eligible for no-cost VA care are most veterans who recently returned from a combat zone. They are entitled to five years of free VA care.
During his first sortie into a combat zone, while over the Indian Ocean and 200 miles from the nearest divert, Capt Boswell had an afterburner system failure.
And the senior officer had to ring around Territorial Army units in a hunt for longer-range guns to take to the combat zone, he told the Commons defence select committee when it grilled senior MoD civil servants.
Lack of discipline and the projection of such, is our worst enemy in a combat zone, and I take it personally when my unit may be associated with such.
Sailors can earn a guaranteed 10 percent interest on their savings annually while deployed to or in support of a combat zone.
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