In the local news today, (Jax FL) they are reporting naval deployments being canceled on the very last day before casting off lines. The local angle is the sailors who ended leases, etc, and the havoc it’s causing for their family plans.
I’m sure that there may be some little amout of posturing at this point, but as an “Evil Contractor”, according to POTUS, I’ve seen the start of sequestration in action: Both by memorandum from the CNO, direct PMA action and by contract cancellation.
I have yet to be directly affected, but I’ll probably see a 20% wage reduciton soon due to time loss; from 40 to 32 hrs per week.
If sequestration hits, I’ll probably get out of the industry for good. I’m tired of the train wrecks.
I’ll just have to explain why I’m getting out to my family in uniform and some of my friends who have kids still in the military... I just can’t do it any more.
I live there (Jax FL) and work for the USN as a civilian fed. employee. We are being told to prepare for a one day a week furlough through September.
What we do is help ensure the US Navy warfigher is ready at all times. One day a week might not sound like much but it will cause the USN to not be as combat ready as they otherwise would be.