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Inside the Army highlights

June 19, 2017 |
Courtney McBride

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

1. Even if the Army were to be fully funded at the level of its fiscal year 2018 budget request and receive additional resources to support unfunded requirements, gaps would remain for key service priorities, according to the deputy chief of staff (G-8).

Full story: Army G-8: Funding shortfall remains for SPAR priorities

2. As the Army expands its rotational presence in Europe to deter Russia, the service is shifting its approach to multilateral exercises on the continent.

Full story: USAREUR to cut exercises to 'no more than 50' in FY-18

3. The Army plans to begin fielding the first Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in calendar year 2019 with a focus on equipping infantry brigades first, according to the project manager.

Full story: Army to equip first unit with JLTVs in 2019

4. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told House defense appropriators June 15 they should use the military's $32 billion unfunded priorities lists as a guide if they are able to increase the Pentagon's fiscal year 2018 topline above the level sought by the Trump administration.

Full story: Mattis urges appropriators to look to unfunded priorities as FY-18 topline remains elusive