Some military families could be losing large percentage of paychecks


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WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIAT) — Military families may be losing 20 percent of their paychecks soon.

For someone making roughly $100,000 a year, that amounts to about $1,600 in lost pay each month for three months.

That adds up to 11 days without pay through September.

The cuts are part of the sequestration cutbacks announced earlier in the year.

Most American military base around the world is impacted by the cutbacks in some way, except some bases that are supporting active combat.

About 1,200 Alabama National Guard members are included.

It’s estimated that the plan will save between $1.9 billion and $2.1 billion through the end of September.

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