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DOD's 2025 Budget Request Provides 4.5% Raise for Service Members

March 13, 2024

Jim Garamone and C. Todd Lopez

DOD News

By Jim Garamone and C. Todd Lopez, March 11, 2024 / DOD News

Integrated deterrence and campaigning are big parts of the fiscal 2025 budget request. Another focus is building upon the U.S. military's enduring advantages, including its most important advantage: its people.

"Our FY 25 budget request also upholds our commitment to our people, the service members, military families and civilians who work tirelessly to defend this nation day in and day out," said Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks during a briefing today at the Pentagon. "Our success in defending the nation and maintaining readiness is inextricably linked to their success." 

This budget request, Hicks said, includes a strong focus on the economic stability of service members, military families and civilians, as well as on military family support.

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