Armed Forces News

Service members would receive a 2.1-percent increase in basic pay on Jan. 1, under the House version of the 2017 defense-spending bill. Other provisions would:

·      End the drawdown and increase total strength.

·      Increase ground and aviation training.

·      Increase and modernize operation and maintenance for depots, facilities and ships.

·      Replenish munitions inventories.

·      Take steps toward procuring more submarines and amphibious ships for the Navy.