How will Sequestration affect your military family?

How will Sequestration affect your military family?

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Like many military spouses and families, you may want to know how sequestration will impact your military family in detail, but can't seem to get anything more than, "It's a bad idea." You continue to hear about the billions of dollars to be cut from the DoD budget and how that will negatively impact the readiness of our armed forces in general. Yet, what remains unclear to you is the direct impact sequestration will have on your military family.

For example:

Will sequestration impact the CDC and child care? If so, how?


Maybe you're like me and you want to know how all of this "big picture" talk you're getting translates to your military family lifestyle. Well, the information you need about sequestration, and other moves made in Washington, and how they may impact your military family is out there.

Do you have questions about the upcoming sequestration and how it may affect your family? The DoD Military Family Readiness Council Information Page offers more than just an incredibly long name, they are providing much needed information to military families about what's happening in Washington.

Military.com breaks down How Sequestration Will Affect Your Life by listing specific areas of interest like child care, housing, schools, commissaries, etc. The Military.com post pulls from information provided by the National Military Family Association in the post, The View from the Ledge: The Fiscal Cliff and How it Affects Military Families.

Also, the National Military Family Association has another post worth looking at that provides more information about sequestration, Sequestration: What Does It Mean For Military Families?

These are all great articles filled with information about how sequestration will affect your military family. Make sure you check them out, if you haven't already.

Here's another question that I don't hear anyone talking about. How is sequestration impacting your military family NOW through your active duty spouse? You can answer this question in our community discussion area.

 

Taurus James is an Air Force male military spouse and stay-at-home-dad, minister, musician and composer of Moody instruMental Music. He is also professional IT Consultant and Web Developer with over ten years experience working within various industries. Find out more about Taurus through his blog:

"Faithwalk Music: Faith, Music and Life of a Moody instruMental Musician"

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DirectionDivaLogo.jpgTo work or not to work that is the question on all of our minds at one time or another in our military careers.

It seems that the subject of employment comes up whenever money is tight, when the kids are all finally in school, or you PCS to a new duty station. I can't tell you how many times I have thought about getting a job outside of our home just so we could have a little wiggle room in the budget.

I even tried it one year to get some extra holiday cash, and frankly it was a disaster. Nothing got done, the kids were disappointed because I wasn't home when they came back from college, and my husband hated the fact that his life had to change, not to mention my home business began to struggle as well. (Yes, he is spoiled but the fact that he is a genius on the grill makes up for it)
For some military spouses working outside the home works for them, but for many of us the constant changes, multiple moves and unpredictability of our lives make employment very difficult unless you are fortunate to have a career that can move with you.



 

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