118 STAT. 1816 PUBLIC LAW 108–375—OCT. 28, 2004 Subtitle M—Other Matters Sec. 591. Protection of Armed Forces personnel from retaliatory actions for commu nications made through the chain of command. Sec. 592. Implementation plan for accession of persons with specialized skills. Sec. 593. Enhanced screening methods and process improvements for recruitment of home schooled and National Guard Challenge program GED recipi ents. Sec. 594. Redesignation of National Guard Challenge Program as National Guard Youth Challenge Program. Sec. 595. Reports on certain milestones relating to Department of Defense trans formation. Sec. 596. Report on issues relating to removal of remains of persons interred in United States military cemeteries overseas. Sec. 597. Comptroller General reports on closure of Department of Defense depend ent elementary and secondary schools and commissary stores. Sec. 598. Comptroller General report on transition assistance programs for mem bers separating from the Armed Forces. Sec. 599. Study on coordination of job training standards with certification stand ards for military occupational specialties. TITLE VI—COMPENSATION AND OTHER PERSONNEL BENEFITS Subtitle A—Pay and Allowances Sec. 601. Increase in basic pay for fiscal year 2005. Sec. 602. Relationship between eligibility to receive supplemental subsistence al lowance and eligibility to receive imminent danger pay, family separa tion allowance, and certain Federal assistance. Sec. 603. Authority to provide family separation basic allowance for housing. Sec. 604. Geographic basis for housing allowance during short assignment perma nent changes of station for education or training. Sec. 605. Immediate lump sum reimbursement for unusual nonrecurring expenses incurred for duty outside the continental United States. Sec. 606. Authority for certain members deployed in combat zones to receive lim ited advances on future basic pay. Sec. 607. Repeal of requirement that members entitled to basic allowance for sub sistence pay subsistence charges while hospitalized. Subtitle B—Bonuses and Special and Incentive Pays Sec. 611. One year extension of certain bonus and special pay authorities for re serve forces. Sec. 612. One year extension of certain bonus and special pay authorities for cer tain health care professionals. Sec. 613. One year extension of special pay and bonus authorities for nuclear offi cers. Sec. 614. One year extension of other bonus and special pay authorities. Sec. 615. Authority to provide hazardous duty incentive pay to military firefighters. Sec. 616. Reduced service obligation for nurses receiving nurse accession bonus. Sec. 617. Assignment incentive pay. Sec. 618. Modification of active and reserve component reenlistment and enlistment bonus authorities. Sec. 619. Bonus for certain initial service of officers in the Selected Reserve. Sec. 620. Revision of authority to provide foreign language proficiency pay. Sec. 621. Eligibility of enlisted members to qualify for critical skills retention bonus while serving on indefinite reenlistment. Sec. 622. Eligibility of reserve component members for incentive bonus for conver sion to military occupational specialty to ease personnel shortage. Sec. 623. Permanent increase in authorized amounts for imminent danger special pay and family separation allowance. Subtitle C—Travel and Transportation Allowances Sec. 631. Travel and transportation allowances for family members to attend burial ceremony or memorial service of member who dies on duty. Sec. 632. Transportation of family members incident to serious illness or injury of members of the uniformed services. Sec. 633. Reimbursement for certain lodging costs incurred in connection with de pendent student travel. Subtitle D—Retired Pay and Survivor Benefits Sec. 641. Computation of high 36 month average for reserve component members retired for disability while on active duty or dying while on active duty.
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