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It's -- new questions now about the priorities of our Defense Department.
While thousands of workers are being furloughed at an army base in Washington state Department of Defense is spending millions.
Of your money to save.
And springer streams live Fort Lewis outside of Seattle has more from there how -- -- furloughs affecting military bases Dan.
Well bill here at joint base Lewis McCord in western Washington 101000 civilian employees are being forced to take a second.
Unpaid day off.
And -- not shutting down on the basis certainly affecting.
All of the active duty soldiers know pay -- -- getting done tougher to get a prescription -- tougher to get a doctor's office visit.
Civilian employees -- base is all over the country are being furloughed one day a week.
Until the end of September it's -- one point eight billion dollar savings following those -- cuts.
Civilians back here -- day in and day out.
They have sent those service members off to combat.
Taking care their families while they're deployed and then reiterated back installations and ask them now again the -- sacrifice again.
Is is personally very painful for me to do that.
And tough for these employees and say what -- -- wouldn't -- -- -- That hardly.
The Defense Department is not acting broke their game and it is -- but it's still buying land around that base is it not.
Well that's the amazing thing to DOD and other federal agencies are spending rate now at twelve million dollars to -- -- around this base.
To help protect them with some -- pocket -- for.
It's been discussed a possible threatened species not threatened yet.
But a possible threatened species and its habitat is the very land on an around the base -- couldn't tell us how many of these golfers are left -- what makes them different from.
Golfers around the country that are thriving but officials say they have to protect it.
Our primary mission is -- fighting wars and military training.
Like other federal agencies we do have a a requirement to.
Support the recovery of listed species.
And it's not just going on here the DOD and other federal agencies have spent.
Nearly 400 million dollars just to help protected species around the country at bases over the last ten years a lot of money adding all.
And at same time were for -- Civilian employees -- Go for the go for Dan -- thank you south of Seattle Fort Lewis.
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