Sequestration not expected to affect forces at Camp Lejeune
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -
Federal budget cuts expected to be announced as soon as Friday could impact thousands across the country and right here in the east. We talked with officials at Camp Lejeune to find out what sequestration could mean for the Marine Corps.
While sequestration will impact many areas in the east, Colonel Tom Fuhrer says the cuts won't affect II MEF operations.
"We have all the funding we need to ensure our forces have all the money we need to ensure that forces are prepared to do what our nation needs us to do," said Fuhrer.
Lieutenant Colonel Gary Rotsch says the city of Jacksonville shouldn't suffer much from the cuts either, as Camp Lejeune Marines will continue to support the local economy.
"All the Marines are going to get paid. So the Marines are going to still go out into town. They'll continue to buy gas, groceries, they're going to continue to do their normal lives," said Rotsch.
Colonel Fuhrer says, there is a chance that civilian workers on base could face furloughs. But no definite decision has been made.