Next for Furlough: Fireworks

Posted July 2, 2013 at 6:00am

Fox News reports that “Independence Day will be a lot quieter this year at several military bases across the country because the fireworks have been furloughed.”

“Camp LeJeune, Fort Bragg, Shaw Air Force Base and Joint Base Pearl Harbor have all opted to go a cheaper route this July 4th in order to comply with the budget cuts necessary because of the sequester…The commanding general at Camp LeJeune says last year’s celebration cost about $100,000 — including overtime, transportation, and security.”