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Military Families Could Pay More for Groceries

Military families could pay more for groceries under the latest Pentagon budget proposal.
Military families could pay more for groceries under the latest Pentagon budget proposal.

The proposal would slash $1 billion of the taxpayer subsidies for commissaries. That means a military family could see their food costs go up by $3,000 a year.

The Pentagon would also cap military pay raises at 1% in 2015 and trim housing subsidies for families who don't live on bases.

The cuts are part of a broader plan to make the armed forces leaner and more responsive to threats like cyber attacks than land wars.

Groups that advocate for military families say the cuts could mean higher costs in the long run.
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