Continuing family support through government shutdown
By Rosemary Freitas Williams, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy, Defense for Military Community and Family Policy
/ Published October 03, 2013
October 03, 2013 --
WASHINGTON (AFNS) --
Our service members, their families and survivors have responded brilliantly to all that's been asked of them, especially since the start of combat operations well over 10 years ago. They have and deserve our respect and support for continuing to serve honorably despite the many challenges associated with the vibrant military lifestyle.
Unfortunately, as we all are now aware, another one of those challenges that all of us will have to contend with is the government shutdown.
The government shutdown is affecting quality of life, family support, and child and youth programs that service members and families value. The purpose of this blog post is to provide guidance as to what to expect regarding the operating status of these programs while the government is shut down: