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Military Family Association Publishes “#EndSequestration” Book

The ‘sequestration’ spending cuts have been in effect since the beginning of March – and they are starting to hurt. These automatic spending cuts, combined with a general rollback in appropriation growth, have combined to force DoD planners to slash a wide variety of quality-of-life programs that directly affect military families. The Military Family Association responded by soliciting photographs and true stories depicting base neglect, poor access to benefits, and so on. The Military Family Association then produced...

Collecting Your Sequestration Pics and Stories

Are reduced hours at commissaries, community centers, day care facilities, DoD schools and other military community support institutions negatively affecting you and your family? Do you want to put pressure on Congress to end the sequestration law that is forcing the DoD to furlough many critical civilian workers, resulting in disruptions to services to military families? Then take some pictures. The Military Family Association is no slouch at public relations – and they understand very well that a picture is worth a thousand...

Sequestration Details Released

Do you know the amount of funding the Department of Defense will automatically lose on January 2nd, 2013 to the mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration? $54.7 billion The personnel accounts (military payroll) and the Department of Veteran Affairs exemption still stand. This is only the first cut that sequestration mandates over a ten year period, adding up to approximately $500 billion in cuts overall to defense. Sequestration is the requirement, by law, to automatically balance the national budget with mandatory...

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