Armed Forces News

On August 1, 2004, the Coast Guard authorized Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay for certain Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (HDIP-VBSS) teams. Members will be eligible for $150 HDIP each month they perform three operational boarding evolutions within a designated combat theater. Excluded are members who receive HDIP for flight deck duties during the same period. Boarding Team Members must be assigned to an authorized HDIP-VBSS eligible billet. Additional requirements are prescribed in ALCOAST 353/04.