"We owe you, our service men and women, our best, because we owe you our freedom," Bush said. The fiscal 2002 budget includes:
- A $3.5 billion increase in pay for military personnel (an average pay raise of 6.9 percent).
- $61 billion for weapons procurement.
- A $3.9 billion increase for military health care programs.
- An $8 billion increase to operations and maintenance accounts.
- $50 billion for research and development of new weapons systems, including $8 billion for missile defense.