Tuesday, April 2, 2013
I was hoping my husband could escape the sequestration hits, but his squadron is now feeling the effects. His original wing date was in July. That is no longer happening. Due to budget cuts, they can only operate training at half capacity. This means students could be delayed up to 6 months. This is very frustrating for them. They are working so hard, and they are so close to finishing only to be told that they will be slowed down. My husband started his training in June of 2011. He may not wing until October of 2013. The time on his contract does not start until he wings which means he will put in 2 1/2 years (if you count from the start of OCS) before his contract even starts. I feel bad for him. He is so ready to be a winged aviator and get out into the fleet. I am ready to get the hell out of Texas. The positive is he still receives a paycheck so I guess I can't complain too much.