Fort Hood-Central Texas Association of the United States Army’s Corporate members heard about the Army’s budgets, future challenges and its potential meaning for Fort Hood.

Retired Col. Bill Parry, executive director of the Heart of Texas Defense Alliance, spoke to the group of about 150 people about the president’s budget versus the Defense Appropriations Act, sequestration, the possibility of a base realignment and closure process, and the hurdles any increases in funding could face.

“The president’s budget is not the same thing as the National Defense Authorization Act or the Defense Appropriations Act,” Parry said. “We are awaiting for the Defense Appropriations Act that will be out in the spring.”

Parry said national media has given a lot of attention to President Barack Obama’s budget, but that document will mostly likely be drastically changed by Congress.

Read more in tomorrow's Killeen Daily Herald.

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