Troops to get full pay checks

WASHINGTON (NNS) — All service members will receive their full mid-month pay they have earned in their April 15 paychecks, Pentagon offcials said April 11.

“Basically, all active duty and reserve service members will receive full mid-month pay on the 15th of April,”

Pentagon spokesman Marine Col. Dave Lapan said. “It may be in two separate payments, but on the 15th everyone will receive their full allotted pay.”

Confusion arose about the April 15 payday due to the threatened closure of the U.S. government last week.

Administration and congressional leaders came to an agreement that ended that action late on April 8.

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service had posted “net pay advice” to some service members, telling them what to expect in their accounts.

“Those net pay advice statements were made … before we knew there was an agreement to fund the government,” Lapan said. “When those were posted they only showed partial payments, but again, everyone will receive their full pay on the 15th .”