Skip to comments.Walter Reed plans to furlough thousands; soldier advocacy groups worry about care despite assurances
Posted on 06/19/2013 5:39:16 AM PDT by SkyPilot
A wounded soldier receives treatment at a rehabilitation center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.
Thousands of civilian workers at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center -- the countrys top facility for wounded combat soldiers -- are facing furloughs this summer, as a result of sequester and other federal budget problems, according to the Defense Department.
Roughly 2,400 workers at the suburban Washington facility were recently notified by letter that the department needs them to take off as many as 11 days without pay this summer to help with extraordinary and serious budgets challenges.
The furloughs target a wide scope of non-combat facilities and civilian workers to provide the war-fighters with what they need to protect national security, states the May 28 letter, first obtained by Federal News Radio.
In a development that worries advocacy groups, the furloughs will impact about 94 percent of the Walter Reed civilian staff including doctors, nurses, lab technicians and physical therapists.
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$100 million for OBarky’s vacation.
Let that sink in...
You beat me to it. Obummer plus Moochelda and her entourage vs proper, decent care for our veterans. Every time Obummer stands up there and spouts his platitudes about the military, it makes me sick. The words sound great, but you know they are meaningless to him .... actions speak louder than words and he screws the military every chance he can get.
Ditto what you wrote.
This is disgraceful.
Call the senators in your state.
maybe they will all have time for family vacations to africa and the vineyard
after all moochelle got your back
bitter bitter excuse for a potus and flotus
entourage is correct
moochelle got 30 people with her in europe
God only knows how many straphangers she plans to take to africa
the women travels wid a posse, all 5-star style, unlike ANY previous flotus
My 2 Senators could give a rats ass-
Klobuchaaaar an Frakenstein-
is there an election going on?-
both said they would stop this war 5 years ago!
they are flat out Communists and would love to see
our troops suffer-
Them being where they are does not say much good about the "Amerivan voter"does it? It says a hellofalot, but nothing good.
Meanwhile the CINC spends over $60 million on a boondoggle to Africa.
I think it was Joe Stalin who said something about “who counts the votes” as having a trump over who votes...
One picture is worth $60 million:
In a related story, the IRS is about to pay out 70 million taxpayer dollars in bonuses to their union thugs. Way to go America!
Makes one wish for a giant sinkhole to open up ......
Lets not forget the $70 million for IRS bonuses
Obama’s gotta pay for the EBT, section 8, TANF, and Medicaid for all the inner city folk and those who are about to become legalized so they continue to vote for him...
That’s more important to Obama than caring for our wounded soldiers...
Where are the whites?
We are serfs, and she is worse than Imelda Marcos.
Meanwhile, our wounded military heroes suffer, and the people who care of them are taking a 20% cut in pay. The EBT crowd, however, is unaffected by Sequestration as those are EXEMPT from cuts.
The Republicans were stupid and crazy to buy off on all of this. All of them are traitors.