Carter Seeks 1.6% Pay Increase, Funds to Counter Russia and China

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The Pentagon's $582.7 billion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2017 includes a modest 1.6 percent pay increase, more funding to counter ISIS, Russia and China, and projects to develop an "arsenal plane" and swarming "microdrones" while keeping the A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft in the inventory. In an address Tuesday to the Economic Club o... more

Air Force Announces More Re-Enlistment Bonuses for Expanding Force

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The Air Force has roughly tripled the number of job specialties for which it is offering reenlistment bonuses in 2016, adding to last year's list of almost entirely combat-specific career fields roles intended to meet demands of a growing force. The service is adding several thousand more airmen to 2016 accessions, but it needs to ensure things... more

DoD Seeks to Delay Matching Retirement Contributions for Junior Troops

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The U.S. Defense Department's proposed budget for fiscal 2017 seeks to rein in the military's new retirement system recently passed by Congress by delaying when junior troops can begin receiving matching contributions, a budget analyst said. In documents released Tuesday as part of the proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1,... more

Lawmaker: Congress Must Fight for Higher Troop Pay Raise

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A 1.6-percent pay raise for military members proposed as part of the president's fiscal 2017 budget is "ridiculous," says one lawmaker who oversees the House subcommittee responsible for personnel issues, including pay. "I think it's ridiculous that we're not giving the full pay raise as calculated by law to our men and women in uniform, e... more

US Rejects Russian Charge That A-10s Hit Aleppo Hospitals


The U.S. military denied Thursday Moscow's charges that A-10 Thunderbolt attack aircraft hit Aleppo, where Syrian regime forces backed by Russian airstrikes have triggered a humanitarian crisis. "There were no Coalition airstrikes in or near Aleppo on Wednesday.  Any claim that the coalition had aircraft in the area is a fabrication," Army ... more

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