Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fort Hood families talk about cuts

Fort Hood Families Take Part In Army's Online Fiscal Cliff Chat
Posted: Feb 27, 2013
By Sophia Stamas

If Congress can't agree on a national budget by Friday, automatic spending cuts will take effect, delivering a hard hit to the military.

As the deadline draws near, more military families and civilian employees have questions about how the sequester might affect them.

So today the Army hosted a live chat on it's Twitter feed.

The three main topics were impact on soldier training, civilian furloughs, and how they could affect programs and services to military families.

"I'm concerned about retirement pay," says Tamma Ruth.

After 23 years as an Army wife, Tamma is intently tuning into the buzz over automatic spending cuts.

She says, "My husband has served, and been in Iraq, and been in harm's way for a long time, and I think he deserves to have his full military retirement."
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