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Fiscal Cliff = Major Cutbacks For Military Families, What About Yours?

Washington D.C.'s impasse could mean severe cuts to the defense budget and programs military families rely on, according to the National Military Family Association.

If President Barack Obama and Congress don't reach a compromise to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff," the military could see even more severe cuts to its budget.

In fact, the Department of Defense could face $600 billion in cuts in the next decade, according to the nonprofit National Military Family Association.

The cuts could affect family programs, health care, housing and more. Military contractors are also bracing for cuts, Politico reported.

However, some items—such as pay, military retirement pay, and TRICARE for Life—cannot be cut, the NMFA report added.

For more details, read the association’s report, The View from the Ledge: The Fiscal Cliff and How it Affects Military Families.

If you live in Laguna Niguel, you can seek out the Laguna Niguel Military Support Committee for more information or to get involved in the group. The Committee was established in 2007 to sustain and enhance the adoptive relationship between the city of Laguna Niguel, the USS McClusky and the First Battalion, Fourth Marine Regiment. 

The city of Dana Point also has a military support commitee; Dana Point 5th Marine Regiment Support Group.  

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