Vice Pres. Pence tells Wright-Patterson Air Force Base big hike in defense money coming

DAYTON, Ohio (AP/WDTN) — Vice President Mike Pence is telling military members at a base in Ohio that the Trump administration’s budget coming out next week will include the largest increase in defense spending since the days of Ronald Reagan.

Pence made a stop Saturday at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton to celebrate Armed Forces Day.

He says President Donald Trump is dedicated to making sure the military has the resources and training it deserves to accomplish its missions.

Trump has made fighting terrorism a top priority, and his overall budget outline calls for significant increases in military spending.

Pence says the nation will not rest until it defeats the Islamic State.

Earlier in the day, urged graduating students at a Pennsylvania college to become leaders and cited Trump’s “leadership and perseverance.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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