A $487 billion defense funding bill approved July 31 by a key House subcommittee includes a long-sought reward for more than 160,000 people more than 120,000 of them soldiers whose military service was involuntarily extended because of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

  • Please enable JavaScript for your browser in order to use armytimes.com.com.
Want to read more?
Current Subscribers
Access to Army Times Prime is free for current Army Times subscribers.
Log in
Haven't registered online?
Activate Account
New Subscribers
Start your subscription to Army Times Prime for as little as 59¢ a week!
Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.