National Guard soldiers, airmen to receive 20 percent less pay in next 3 months
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Sgt. 1st Class Soloman Makaneole, a helicopter electrician who just returned from a nine-month deployment to Kosovo, said his family already has been cutting spending by eating out less often and packing lunches. His wife, a civilian Army employee, and mother-in-law, who works for the Navy as a civilian, are also being furloughed.
"A lot of it is common sense. For some people it’s a shock because it’s probably something new to them. I’m been without before, so it’s not shocking. I can survive," Makaneole said.
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