Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / March 6, 2017 at 10:28 AM

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army:

1. Congressional appropriators intend to provide the Army with additional aviation assets in fiscal year 2017, according to legislation released March 2 and set for consideration in the coming days.

Full story: Appropriations committees to fund $1 billion more in Army aviation priorities

2. Pentagon officials are awaiting numbers for the fiscal year 2017 and FY-18 budgets, but the Army will have to continue examining which initiatives to pursue once those figures are available, according to the the service's vice chief of staff.

Full story: Vice chief: Army 'will have to continue to make some hard decisions'

3. As the Defense Department awaits its first budget under the Trump administration, the Army's top programmer is crafting a new equipping strategy for the service that could make use of increased modernization funding.

Full story: Army G-8 eyes 'more aggressive' equipping strategy, if budget allows

4. The Army continues to expand its Multi-Domain Battle efforts with an eye on creating a task force to help develop the operational concept, according to the service's vice chief of staff.

Full story: Army working to further develop Multi-Domain Battle concept