Col. Jeffrey Sanborn, the Fort Bragg Garrison commander, answered questions from the community about sequestration and budget cuts during a Facebook town hall meeting, April 16.
The two-hour, online meeting addressed numerous questions about some of the changes occurring around the installation from whether Fort Bragg’s child development centers will close one day a week to when furlough letters will go out to civilian employees.
The answers to both questions are awaiting an announcement from the Department of Defense regarding the potential furloughs for government employees.
“We are still waiting to find out if our CDC employees will be furloughed,” said Sanborn during the meeting. “If so, CDCs will be closed for one day of the week.”
As far as if and when furloughs will happen, Sanborn said he is still waiting for that information.
He went on to say that these are decisions being wrestled with at the Department of Army level and encouraged people to continue to seek their information from official sources and not participate in circulating rumors about what may or may not happen.
“We continue to see a lot of misinformation,” Sanborn said.
Some of the other questions addressed were the closure of Cleland Ice Rink for the summer, mowing grass in on-post housing, tuition assistance and commissaries closing.
The entire meeting, including all the questions and responses, can be seen on the Fort Bragg Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fortbraggnc under the “events” tab.
The garrison commander’s next quarterly installation town hall meeting is May 30, at 9 a.m., at the Yntema Club. It will also be live blogged on the Fort Bragg Facebook page.