DOD Budget Boosts Some Services for Military, Cuts Others

Military family support programs would see a $600 million boost under President Trump’s proposed budget, but the request comes with a $100 million cut in funding for child care and youth programs despite calls from families for more support in those areas.

Family support programs would receive $8.3 billion in fiscal 2018 under the proposal, which was submitted to Congress earlier this week. Commissaries would receive $1.4 billion of that, up $200 million over fiscal 2017.

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