27 Feb '13, 12pm

Odierno

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Feb. 26, 2013) -- Childcare and family support programs will be reduced under sequestration, the Army's chief of staff told members of Congress. "We don't want to reduce these, but we have no choice," Gen. Raymond T. Odierno told lawmakers, Tuesday, on Capitol Hill. The general and the other service chiefs testified before the House Appropriations Committee Defense subcommittee during an oversight hearing to examine fiscal challenges to the military. If sequestration is triggered March 1, the Army will have a shortfall of $18 billion in its operation and maintenance accounts this year, Odierno said. The sequestration will necessitate reduced hours at post childcare centers, he said. Spouse employment programs will be reduced, and even healthcare programs, in some cases, will be affected. "On our installations, civilian furloughs, a 70 percent...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/97287/

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