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Ft. Hood community likely to suffer from sequestration

Any community with a military base will feel the affects of sequestration the most. The U.S. Army is expected to cut $12 billion dollars from its budget.

Ft. Hood is expected to have to absorb $291 million of those reductions:

  • Airfield operations, fire/emergency services and family services will all face immediate cuts. 
  • 380 civilian and temp jobs will be lost.
  • 208 contractors will lose jobs.
  • Military construction projects will be canceled(except current hospital projects)
Although spending reductions across the board in U.S. departments will immediately take effect, Ft. Hoods military cuts will not take place for several weeks.

U.S. Rep. John Carter, R-Texas, spoke on Friday about these cuts, and is concerned how this will impact the troops.

"The real issue in the military is the inability to move these cuts from one program to another, or to move money around so that some programs that are essential, do not get eliminated or harmed," said Carter. "We do not want to send one single soldier into harms way without training."


 

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