Two soldiers were been killed when their AH-64E Apache helicopter crashed during an April 6 training flight at Fort Campbell, the latest in a string of military aircraft crashes that have killed a total of seven service members 0ver the course of four days.
For years, the U.S. military has had to do more with less, but the Defense Department’s proposed budget for fiscal 2019 would add nearly 26,000 service members across the active-duty force, National Guard and reserves.
Troops still have a chance in December to receive their highest pay raise in years, even if Congress goes ahead with plans to put off a vote on 2017 defense spending for months to accommodate President-elect Donald Trump.
There is a growing problem in the military reserve and National Guard communities: The financial resources to accomplish our mission are being drastically reduced to the point that we are having difficulty maintaining our readiness as force.
As sequestration cuts deeper into the military, everyone in the service is feeling the pain. Some feel it in small ways, like having to print on both sides of the paper, while others feel it in much more consequential ways, like less training and fewer spare parts.