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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 4:30 am

WASHINGTON — After weeks of debate and number-crunching, the Defense Department announced plans Tuesday to furlough about 680,000 of its civilian employees for 11 days through the end of this fiscal year, allowing only limited exceptions for the military to avoid or reduce the unpaid days off.

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, in a memo to the department, called the decision “an unpleasant set of choices” between furloughing workers or cutting training and flight operations.

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      1 comment:

      • Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er posted at 7:10 am on Wed, May 15, 2013.

        Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er Posts: 181

        Are the leaders in Washington going to be part of the furlough.
        Don't expect more from another...than you are not willing to do.
        Set a good example...

        I can't understand how the government can keep making cuts to the military.
        Without the proper training and equipment, how are the men and women gong to protect themselves and defend this country...you and me?

        Army Strong...We need to be...AMERICAN Strong!

        God Bless

         

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