Base braces for cuts
Navy base awaits word about sequestration
Naval Base Ventura County is already feeling the effects of the threatened sequestration.
If Congress doesn't approve a budget, when members return at the end of the month, across -the-board budget cuts will take affect March 1.
NBVC public affairs spokesperson Kimberly Gearhart said the base is already bracing for cuts.
There is a hiring freeze in place that affects civilian jobs, and all nonessential travel has been canceled.
The base canceled an upcoming boxing event and a symposium, but it has not made any lineup changes to this year's air show starring the Blue Angels.
The base employs about 20,000 people.
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