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Furloughs to Begin this Week at JBLM

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JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash., - 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 furloughs will reduce services such as housing, counseling and academic courses.  Troops also may experience delays in transportation, receiving ammunition or equipment maintenance.