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Trump Budget Calls for 2.1% Military Pay Raise in 2018 | Military.com
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Trump Budget Calls for 2.1% Military Pay Raise in 2018 | Military.com

President Donald Trump’s first defense budget proposal Tuesday included a 2.1 percent pay hike in 2018 as part of an overall plan that appeared to fall short of his campaign pledge to fund a “historic” rebuilding of the military.

The pay request topped the proposal by the administration of former President Barack Obama for a military pay hike of 1.6 percent for next year, but was the same as the increase enacted by Congress for the current year.

The raise would translate into about $50 more per month for enlisted troops with four years of service and about $115 a month for officers with six years, according to Military Times.

Source: Trump Budget Calls for 2.1% Military Pay Raise in 2018 | Military.com