On Monday, Trump administration continued their efforts to make a strong military as this country deserves by signing off on an increase of more than 15,600 troops across the military branches and a pay raise for soldiers.
President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a bill that includes $717 billion for national defense in the next fiscal year, according to the White House. Trump’s signature marks the first on-time passage of the NDAA in 22 years with the start of the 2019 fiscal year on Oct. 1.
The additional soldiers will be divvied up this way: 487,500 for the Army, 335,400 in the Navy, 186,100 in the Marine Corps, and 329,100 in the Air Force.
In addition, $7.6 billion will fund 77 F-35 fighter jets and $24.1 billion for the building of 12 new battle force ships.
The White House authorized 2.6% pay raise for soldiers, terming it “the largest pay raise in nine years.”
“After years of devastating cuts, we are rebuilding our military like we never have before,” Trump said after an introduction by Vice President Mike Pence at the base that houses the Army’s 10th Mountain Division. “Our bases and vital equipment were allowed to fall into a state of disrepair, …but those days are over.”
The legislation was named for ailing Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee who has been battling brain cancer and away from Washington since December.
“This measure continues to rebuild and repair our military while making needed reforms in the Pentagon,” Thornberry said. “It takes important steps to confront the aggressive behavior of Russia, China, and others. Most of all, it helps ensure that our troops get what they need to carry out the missions they are assigned. It is now essential that we follow this bill with matching appropriations before the beginning of the fiscal year.”
So proud of our President. That is great news together with the overhaul of the VA it will provide for those that serve.
While Obama cut our Military, Trump made it bigger and paid more. You can tell who wants to protect the U.S. and who didn’t. While Obama cut the military he gave more and more to Muslims and illegal immigrants that didn’t do one thing to help defend our country.
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Natalie Dagenhardt is an American conservative writer who writes for Right Journalism! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington. She is a “constitutional conservative”.