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Navy makes budget cuts at Pearl Harbor facilities

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 02:54 p.m. HST, Mar 18, 2013

Navy officials say troops stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam are starting to see changes in base services and facilities as a result of automatic federal budget cuts.

The Navy said in a release that starting today, hours were changing at gyms, libraries and arts centers, while cable television was canceled in common areas like lounges and offices.

Rear Adm. Frank Ponds, commander of Navy Region Hawaii and Naval Surface Group Middle Pacific, says the cuts are tough choices. But he says the Navy is still committed to supporting troops and their families.

The Navy says it is also implementing changes because of the budget cuts at Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai.

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iwanaknow wrote:
Long overdue
on March 18,2013 | 03:54PM
localguy wrote:
Long overdue? You haven't got a clue with that post. More rookie posters who fail at due diligence. Sad.
on March 18,2013 | 06:01PM
1local wrote:
what are the four monkeys doing in washington?
on March 18,2013 | 06:10PM
ISCREAM wrote:
You obviously have never served your country...
on March 18,2013 | 07:52PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Is that all they can cut? Come on, let's get serious about cutting costs.
on March 18,2013 | 05:48PM
HD36 wrote:
Oh my God, they're cutting cable television in the lounge! We're doomed!
on March 18,2013 | 11:51PM
ISCREAM wrote:
I thought the gym and other items were supported by non-appropriated funds from MWR....profits from the exchange services...what is up with that?
on March 18,2013 | 07:52PM
eoe wrote:
New rule: If you are a republican don't complain about budget cuts. This is what you asked for.
on March 18,2013 | 08:43PM
HD36 wrote:
I'm not a Republican but I'd say these are hardly cuts.
on March 18,2013 | 11:52PM
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