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The Nation

A career in the military offers many people an opportunity to earn more money and benefits than their civilian counterparts of the same age, a report by the General Accounting Office says. The typical serviceman is earning roughly 15% more in salary and allowances and 57% more in various benefits than his average civilian counterpart of the same age. The striking difference in benefits can be attributed primarily to the military retirement system, the reports says.


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