Rounds says U.S. can’t fall behind in military readiness

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the $740 billion “National Defense Authorization Act” last week, funding the military for the next year.

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds, a member of the Committee, says it’s part of continuing strategy.

Rounds says the U.S. can’t afford to fall behind in military readiness.

Rounds says funding for the next generation bomber is included.

The B-21 is scheduled to be housed at Ellsworth Airforce Base near Rapid City.