A paratrooper from the 82nd Airborne Division would see an extra $40 per month from service in the Persian Gulf war, while a sailor on the USS Missouri would get an additional $15.

And an F-16 pilot who flew for the Air National Guard's 174th Tactical Fighter Wing - better known as the Boys of Syracuse, N.Y. - would be entitled to another $30 per month in education benefits under the GI Bill.These are a few examples of the pay, education, health and other benefits that are part of a $655 million package approved by Congress on Thursday and sent to President Bush for his expected signature.

The Senate adopted the package by voice vote. Less than an hour later, the House overwhelmingly approved the measure, 396-4.