01 Jun '17, 7pm

2018 Budget Request for European Reassurance Initiative Grows to $4.7 Billion

2018 Budget Request for European Reassurance Initiative Grows to $4.7 Billion

The Defense Department's fiscal year 2018 budget request includes nearly $4.8 billion for the European Reassurance Initiative to enhance deterrence and defense and improve the readiness of forces in Europe, the U.S. European Command director of strategy, plans and policy said today. An Air Force F-35A Lightning II pilot from the 34th Fighter Squadron completes preflight checks before departing Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, 2017. Eight F-35A aircraft from the squadron, based at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, along with supporting units and equipment, recently completed the first F-35A training deployment to Europe. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Eric Burks Lightning IIs complete successful European deployment An Air Force F-35A Lightning II pilot from the 34th Fighter Squadron completes preflight checks before departing Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 7, ...

Full article: https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/1199828/2018...

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