Mark this story up as insane.
The President of the United States has gave the command to put US Troops in harms way combating Ebola in Liberia. A total of 4,000 will end up there. Here is what they will receive for their efforts via the Military Times:
U.S. troops deploying to West Africa for the Ebola mission could earn up to $400 a month in special pays, according to Defense Department officials. One would be hardship duty pay-location of $150 a month for those troops in Liberia and Sierra Leone. This entitlement is retroactive to the day of arrival after 30 days in theater. The second would be family separation allowance (for members with dependents) of $250 a month. This entitlement is retroactive to the day of arrival after 30 days in theater.