Behind the Cover: Your 2011 paychart


In this week’s Marine Corps Times, on newsstands now, we present a perennial favorite: the paychart.

In classic fashion, the issue outlines how the 1.4 percent pay raise troops are expected to receive affects Marines of all ranks. An accompanying story written by congressional editor Rick Maze outlines a number of pay and benefit increases troops are likely to see, but notes that there is the potential for turmoil with reenlistment bonuses if Congress fails to approve the 2011 defense authorization bill by Dec. 31.

Additionally, Marines will be interested in the feel-good story of three privates first class, who allegedly thrashed an armed man who was beating a police officer in California. Deputy news editor James K. Sanborn interviewed two of those Marines and shares their incredible story.

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I'm a senior writer with Marine Corps Times, covering ground warfare, manpower, weapons acquisition and other beats. I embedded in Afghanistan in spring 2010, and plan to return at least once in 2011.

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