Official warns of service changes after Army MWR cuts

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Programs that support fitness, community centers, libraries and other family and recreational programs at U.S. Army installations worldwide may see their services reduced or eliminated in fiscal 2017 due to Army budget cuts. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)
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Programs that support fitness, community centers, libraries and other family and recreational programs at U.S. Army installations worldwide may see their services reduced or eliminated in fiscal 2017 due to Army budget cuts. (Michael Abrams/Stars and Stripes)

Official warns of service changes after Army MWR cuts

by: Jennifer H. Svan | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 02, 2016

KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Programs that support fitness, community centers, libraries and other family and recreational programs at U.S. Army installations are bracing for significant funding cuts in fiscal 2017 that will affect the level of service they can provide.

Lt. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, the commander of U.S. Army Installation Management Command, said the Army is reducing its financial support to Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs so the service can “remain combat ready.”

“This is not earth-shattering; this is not dramatic; this is not going to be very difficult for us,” he said in a five-minute video message posted to social media on Wednesday, “but I want you to know about it upfront because you will go and see when you show up at one of these activities, there may be a change in the service delivery.”

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