Blog posts with the tag "By the Numbers"

By the Numbers - February 4, 2013


The number of servicemembers evacuated from Iraq and Afghanistan for medical reasons from January 2003 through December 2011, according to data from the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, included in a January 2013 report from the Government Accountability Office -- Military Personnel: DOD Has Taken Steps to Meet the Health Needs of Deployed Servicewomen, but Actions Are Needed to Enhance Care for Sexual Assault Victims.

By the Numbers - January 28, 2013

$150 billion

The amount requested by the Department of Defense (DoD) "to fund the pay and benefits of current and retired members of the military" for FY 2013, according to a report last fall from the Congressional Budget Office, Costs of Military Pay and Benefits in the Defense Budget. Of this amount -- roughly one-fourth of the entire military budget -- more than $90 million covers "basic pay, food and housing allowances, bonuses, and various types of special pay."