Navy Announces Response to Sequestration

Story Number: NNS130302-10Release Date: 3/2/2013 9:49:00 PM
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From Defense Media Activity - Navy

WASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced March 2 that the Navy will go ahead with reductions in spending in order to meet the fiscal constraints imposed by sequestration.

In ALNAV 014/13, Mabus outlined a variety of reductions in operations, training and maintenance. The text of the message can be found on the Navy Live blog here:

In addition to the ALNAV, the Navy Live blog also has a list of the five things Sailors, Navy civilians and Navy families need to know about sequestration. The list can be found here:

3/6/2013 2:31:00 PM
Sequestration is just a small reduction in the budgetary growth of our huge Federal deficit. This is a result of our weak politicans and the media alarming the American public at large. The "cuts" are scheduled for 10 years. Spread out over 10 years the "cuts" amount to almost nothing. The president is trying to scare the American people into believing our world, as we know it, will come to an end!

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Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) the Honorable Ray Mabus testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2013 Budget Request for the Department of the Navy.
Official U.S. Navy file photo.
March 16, 2012
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