The Pentagon recently decided that some regions don’t warrant imminent danger pay anymore.
Effective June 1, the land areas East Timor, Haiti, Liberia, Oman, Rwanda, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan will no longer be classified as imminent danger areas for purposes of extra pay.
Also removed from the list are the land and airspace areas of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Serbia and Montenegro.
The decision also removes these bodies of water from IDP: the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman and the Red Sea.
Also nixed is the water area and air space above the Persian Gulf.
IDP will remain in effect for Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Pakistan, Syria, Yemen, and Egypt within the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, the Defense Department said.