Yeah, you make no sense. The military DOES spend all that they get, usually in a flurry at the end of the fiscal year. People are sent on "training" conferences if there is TDY budget left over. 50+ inch flatscreens are bought and mounted in common areas to run powerpoint files showing when the summer picnic is or the next awards ceremony or who the employee of the month is. As for your comment about pilots, they are either current or not. If there isn't enough money to keep them current, their units go get more money to keep them current and maintain readiness. I know of plenty of examples of pilots burning holes in the sky in September to use all the money. Yeah, I work there.