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Fort Bragg lists sequester-related cuts

Posted June 25, 2013
Updated July 2, 2013

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— Pharmacies. medical and dental clinics that serve a military population will see reduced hours through the summer, a cost savings imposed by the federal budget cuts known as the sequester.

Six outlying clinics of Womack Army Medical Center will be closed on Fridays from July 8 to Sept. 30. They are: Clark Health Clinic, Joel Health and Dental Clinic, Robinson Health Clinic, Troop and Family Medical Clinic, Fayetteville Medical Home and Hope Mills Medical Home.

Fort Bragg dental clinics will be closed Fridays from July 12 through Sept. 30. Dental emergencies will be treated at Davis and Laflamme Dental Clinics on those days.

Three pharmacies, Womack Army Medical Center Main Outpatient Pharmacy, Refill Distribution Center Pharmacy and the Post Exchange Pharmacy will see additional limitations. The main outpatient pharmacy will be closed on Sundays; the refill distribution center on Saturdays after noon and the P/X pharmacy from 1 to 2 p.m. beginning July 8.

The cuts will be most in evidence on Fridays from July 12 through Sept. 30, when the following services will be curtailed:

  • Army Community Services
  • Soldier and Family Assistance Center
  • Drug Testing
  • Army Substance Abuse Prevention Centers
  • Military Personnel Office (Including official passports)
  • Identification Card Center
  • Department of Defense Schools (Five days of teacher furlough beginning in August)
  • Housing Referral and Residential Communities Initiative offices
  • DA photo lab
  • Training Support Center
  • Force Modernization office
  • Classified Material Destruction Facility
  • Flight Simulators
  • Visual Information and Multimedia
  • Garrison Command and Business offices
  • Stray Animal Facility
  • Throckmorton Library
  • Central Vehicle Wash Facility
  • Non-housing trash collection and landfill operations
  • Call-for- Fire Trainers
  • Soldier Readiness Center
  • Pest Management
  • Recycling Operations
  • Range Operations, scheduling and maintenance
  • Custodial services in garrison facilities
  • Facility Maintenance response
  • Post-wide Police Call (in grounds)

In addition, Simmons and MacKall Army airfields will be closed each week Friday through Sunday; the installation shuttle will run on a reduced schedule and commissaries will be closed on Mondays.
 

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  • The Soldier Jun 27, 12:52 p.m.

    C6-YA! YES I Agree with you completely!

  • The Soldier Jun 27, 12:50 p.m.

    !!!!! This is bull! We need some Military personnel up there and make sure that they quit taking our money and using it in other locations. I'm A solider and I find that this is so shameful! May God Help the United States!

  • kermit60 Jun 26, 12:17 p.m.

    All because of irresponsible politicians being unable to control their spending. I will do as little as possible until this is over. If the mission fails, oh well. I will delay and avoid doing whatever I can. Sort of like our government with a budget.

  • lopo Jun 26, 12:16 p.m.

    Anyone can see how this hurts our country, yes they are not being paid, but that is also tax revenue that will not be paid. Taxes is waht funds the government, not a budget cut where an administration refuses to cut spending. What would happen to a civilian company if they laid off all their employees for 11 days. Yep, government is losing more than it is gaining. The worst is they sequestered DOD employess that support the war effort. But I guess this administration could care less about the soldier, i.e. Bengazi.

  • lwe1967 Jun 25, 6:27 p.m.

    This is a very sad, sad state of affairs!

  • Eightball Jun 25, 6:25 p.m.

    Wonder how many, if any, cuts in services Congress will 'suffer' thru?

  • C6-YA Jun 25, 4:47 p.m.

    And yet, Obama and fam take a 100M trip to Africa! Disgusting!

  • Obamacare for all Jun 25, 4:32 p.m.

    Why not just cut the enitre base? Place is a cesspool anyhow.

  • dragonslayer Jun 25, 3:56 p.m.

    How about Obama no take a 100,000,000 dollar vacation?

  • Quagmire Jun 25, 3:44 p.m.

    Government might want to look at a four day week as a permanent thing. Saves 20 percent right off the top.

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