Wednesday, September 24, 2014

More Pink Slips for Afghan Troops

According to Army Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno more members of the U.S. Army currently deployed to Afghanistan could find out they have lost their job upon their return to the United States. The notifications are part of the force reduction process as a result of the defense budget cuts. Active duty Army end strength will drop from 510,000 to 490,000 in 2015; a reduction of 30,000. Service members usually get 9 months to transition from military duty. Read more in "Odierno: More troops in Afghanistan may get pink slips", Stars and Stripes, September 20, 2014.

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