Military Furlough Plan To Affect Camp Blanding
STARKE - We are learning tonight that a sweeping furlough plan announced a couple of weeks ago will affect North Central Florida. Of the 2,000 full-time military personnel who support the florida national guard, roughly 1000 will be forced to take unpaid time off work because of the Department of Defense sequestration budget cuts.
At least 300 of those full-time employees are at Camp Blanding in Starke. Uniformed military technicians must take one unpaid day off each week for 11 weeks starting July 8th until September; that is a 20 percent pay cut. However Lieutenant Colonel James Evan with the national guard warns that with this new cut, equipment and vehicles kept up by the techs may not be properly mantained.
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