Armed Forces News

The Navy has added two duty assignments to its Assignment Incentive Pay pilot program. Added are billets in repair units aboard the submarine tenders USS Emory S. Land, based in La Maddalena, Italy, and the USS Frank Cable, based in Guam. The AIP program provides extra compensation to sailors accepting assignments to unpopular locations, in amounts running from $2,000 to $11,000 over a three-year period, with maximum monthly payments from $500 to $700, depending upon rank.