JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) - Furloughs for civilian employees are scheduled to begin this week at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
More than 10,000 workers will have off one unpaid day each week for 11 weeks through September because of reductions in federal spending.
The News Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/11vvMJ9 ) the furloughs will reduce services such as housing, counseling and academic courses. Troops also may experience delays in transportation, receiving ammunition or equipment maintenance.
Information from: The News Tribune, http://www.thenewstribune.com