Sequestration, the mandatory spending cuts inserted into the 2011 Budget Control Act (P.L. 112-25) as a way to force deficit reduction over the next 10 years, took effect March 1, 2013. Military families want to know how these budget cuts are going to affect them. How will their kids receive a quality education when they are losing 22 days of school? How will medical procedures take place in a timely manner when the referral process is drastically slowed down? How can service members plan for promotion when their tuition assistance has been cut? What can military families expect to happen over the next few months?
Read our articles to learn more about how sequestration is affecting the military community.
Sequestration Facts Without the Fiction
Sequestration Guidance from the Department of Defense and Military Services
We’re Counting on You and Your Promises, Mr. President
Members of Congress—Please Do Your Part to Help Military Families
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