25 Feb '13, 2pm

Troops tell Military Times all the ways they're already feeling the budget squeeze, and more, in this week's issue.

Troops tell Military Times all the ways they're already feeling the budget squeeze, and more, in this week's issue.

The best and brightest from this week’s Army Times February 25th, 2013 | Army | Posted by Meghann Myers Tweet Budget crisis brings shortages of ammo, supplies and more The signs are everywhere. A Navy gym in Hawaii is closing earlier. Army families in upstate New York are bracing for possible cuts in on-base child care. Enlisted airmen in California are paying out of pocket for office supplies. And in North Carolina, Marines on a range are pointing rifles and shouting, “Butter, butter, jam,” to simulate the sound of live ammo after being told there isn’t enough money for real bullets. Budget cuts are already hitting home, and hitting hard — and they’re about to get a lot worse. SMA details budget’s effect on readiness, new initiatives This is shaping up to be one of the toughest years in Army history. Soldiers will lack training and gear as a result of cutbacks and Congres...

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