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GET OUR TROOPS READY TO DEPLOY

Feb 8, 2018
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HOW THE BIPARTISAN BUDGET AGREEMENT BEGINS TO REBUILD THE MILITARY

America's Military Today:

  • Over the past 8 years we have reduced the size of the Army, Guard, and Reserve by as much as 120,000 Soldiers and eliminated 15 brigade combat teams.
  • Only 5 of 58 Brigade Combat Teams are "ready to fight tonight."
  • Funding to upgrade outdated Army equipment has been cut in half during the last 8 years. 

What the Bipartisan Budget Agreement Can Do: Invest $21.9 billion to get our troops ready to deploy, including:

  • $2.8 billion to repair Army equipment
  • $5.1 billion to recruit additional Soldiers
  • $14.0 billion to replace or upgrade current equipment


***Based on FY18 NDAA Funding Levels***

115th Congress

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