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We've come a long way from "Mexico will pay for the wall!"

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Everything about the Defense Department's proposed fiscal 2020 budget is big, from the largest pay raise for troops in a decade to a huge increase in the wartime budget.

The Pentagon's $718 billion request represents a nearly 5 percent increase to the $685 billion enacted for defense spending this fiscal year.

Under the pay raise included in the proposed fiscal 2020 budget, U.S. troops could get up to $1,000 extra per year, a Pentagon spokeswoman said.

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On May 22, the U.S. Air Force’s largest A-10C Warthog fighter group went out for a stroll.

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President Donald Trump’s Pentagon spending plan for 2018 sent to lawmakers on Tuesday includes a new round of base realignments and closures, a proposal that the Defense Department contends could save billions of much-needed dollars but will likely meet stiff opposition on Capitol Hill.

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(DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp

Years of budget cuts to the military are sending our service members straight to Arizona.

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