Fort Bragg announces furlough, sequestration-related service cuts

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Leaders at Fort Bragg have released a more detailed breakdown of how furloughs on the base will impact people and services, according to WTVD.

They say the key to all the cuts is that training and equipment will not be compromised to make sure soldiers will be ready if and when they are called to serve.

Commanders stress that the sequestration cuts will not affect military training, equipment needs and readiness.

“While the furloughs will impact the services that we can provide to the military community, we will not lose our capacity to train and equip our Airborne and Special Operations service member, deploy them if the call comes, and provide essential life, health and safety measures to our war fighters, their Families and our civilian workforce,”  Col. Jeffrey Sanborn, Fort Bragg Garrison Commander, told WTVD.

Meanwhile, the Army also announced Tuesday that it will eliminate at least 12 combat brigades, relocate thousands of soldiers and cancel $400 million in construction projects as the first wave of federal budget cuts takes aim at military communities around the country.

Fort Bragg is slated to lose the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team by 2017.

Source: WTVD

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