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President Donald J. Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill on March 23, 2018 that includes a $160 billion boost in defense spending over two years, reversing years of decline and unpredictable funding.

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Operation Christmas Drop: Bruce Best B-Roll
Media Center - Japan
Dec. 10, 2019 | 5:13
In its 68th year, Operation Christmas Drop is the world’s longest running humanitarian airdrop training mission, providing critical supplies to 56 Micronesian islands, impacting approximately 20,000 people across 1.8 million square nautical miles of operating area. For the past 35 years Mr. Bruce Best, from his high frequency radio office at the University of Guam, connects islanders with the C-130 aircrews to facilitate a safe and effective deliveries. This year Mr. Best coordinated around 70 flights that delivered 176 bundles to islanders.
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DoD Topline:

FY 2001 - FY 2019

Base budget + Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)/Other Budget Numbers may not add due to rounding

FY 2019 Priorities

  • Build a More Lethal Force
  • Strengthen Alliances and Attract New Partners
  • Reform Business Practices of the Department
  • Your Service Members

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    Soldiers
    1,030,500

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    Sailors
    394,500

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    Marines
    224,600

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    Airmen
    506,200

    Number by end of FY 2019, includes Active, Guard, Reserve