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Army grids for $175M in isle cuts

The worst-case scenario plan would affect training for soldiers preparing to head to Afghanistan

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 08, 2013

~~<p>The Army laid out a worst-case budget scenario Thursday that includes the potential need to make about $175 million in cuts in Hawaii this fiscal year by reducing training, maintenance and base support &mdash; even as two brigades prepare for deployment to Af&shy;ghani&shy;stan.</p>
<p>That doesn't even include the further cost of furloughing more than 1,400 civilian employees for up to 22 days, which could be required under sequestration.</p>
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The Army laid out a worst-case budget scenario Thursday that includes the potential need to make about $175 million in cuts in Hawaii this fiscal year by reducing training, maintenance and base support — even as two brigades prepare for deployment to Af­ghani­stan.

That doesn't even include the further cost of furloughing more than 1,400 civilian employees for up to 22 days, which could be required under sequestration. Login for more...



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