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What’s in the budget bill for the military that the president just signed

President Donald Trump signed Friday the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 that lays out funding levels for government agencies and departments through the end of fiscal year 2018. The measure includes a pay raise for service members in particular and increased spending on defense overall.

Highlights from H.R. 1625: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018

  • Funds the 2.4% pay increase for service members for the full fiscal year. The raise was authorized in a November 2017 short-term funding measure that would have run out Friday.
  • Increases in defense appropriations, operations, pay, expenses, research and health programs – a total increase of about $61 billion over FY 2017.

Read more: https://militarybenefits.info/2018-defense-budget-overview/#ixzz5AneYUpIp

Funding Levels for Defense in FY 2018

  • Military personnel pay, allowances, expenses, retirement
    • $41.6 billion for the Army
    • $28.8 billion for the Navy
    • $13.2 billion for the Marine Corps
    • $28.8 billion for the Air Force
    • $4.7 billion for Army Reserve
    • $2 billion for Navy Reserve
    • $764 million for Marine Corps Reserve
    • $1.8 million for Air Force Reserve
    • $8.2 billion for National Guard, Army
    • $3.4 billion for National Guard, Air Force
  • Operations and Maintenance
    • $34 billion for “defense-wide” use at the discretion of Secretary of Defense
    • $38.8 billion for the Army
    • $45.4 billion for the Navy
    • $6.6 billion for the Marine Corps
    • $39.5 billion for the Air Force
    • $2.9 billion for Army Reserve
    • $1.1 billion for Navy Reserve
    • $285 million for Marine Corps Reserve
    • $3.2 billion for Air Force Reserve
    • $7.3 billion for Army National Guard
    • $6.9 billion for Air National Guard
  • Procurement/Re-fit
    • $5.4 billion “defense-wide” to be used at the discretion of the Secretary of Defense
    • $24 billion for the Army
    • $55.2 billion for Navy
    • $1.9 billion for Marine Corps
    • $46.4 billion for Air Force
  • Research and Development
    • $22 billion “defense-wide” to be used at the discretion of the Secretary of Defense
    • $10.6 billion for Army
    • $18 billion for Navy
    • $37.4 billion for Air Force
  • $34.4 billion for the Defense Health Program
  • $1.8 billion for the ‘‘Counter-Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Train and Equip Fund’’

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