Army report: Military families to face benefit cutsSubmitted by Bob-45 on Fri, 02/08/2013 - 14:54
[I can hardly wait to see what NORTHCOM does the fist time the criminals in DC call on them.]
BY: Adam Kredo
February 8, 2013 12:20 pm
The United States Army is projecting that a series of severe defense cuts could cause 251,000 Army civilians to be furloughed, lead to an Army-wide hiring freeze, and significantly reduce funding for critical social service programs that provide care to troops and their families.
The nearly $500 billion in looming defense cuts, otherwise known as sequestration, has led the Army to project widespread shortfalls that will impact troop readiness and defer post-combat equipment repairs for up to four years, according to detailed estimates issued by the Army and obtained by the Free Beacon.
Sequestration is set to kick in on March 1 if Congress fails to enact a preventative deal, which sources on Capitol Hill suggest is increasingly likely.
The Army expects to reduce funding significantly for several soldier and family programs in addition to a major scale down in combat preparation exercises.