BUDGET CUTS: Camp Lejeune Announces Furlough Impacts

Budget cuts are coming to Camp Lejeune.

The Marine Corps base released a list of cutbacks today because of sequestration that will impact some customer and family services.

Those include closing the commissary and the Naval Hospital pharmacy at the exchange on Mondays, closing traffic court on Friday, while the Visitor's Center at the main gate will reduce hours to 5am to 9pm on weekdays and 7am to 7pm on weekends.

Base schools will also shut down on September 3, 4, 9, 16 and 23rd.

Camp Lejeune says many of the cuts will start July 8th and that it is possible additional cutbacks could occur.

Here is a complete list of cuts:

Defense Commissary Agency: Commissary closed Mondays.

Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune: Pharmacy located at the Marine Corps Exchange closed Mondays

Base Schools will be closed on the following dates: September 3, 4, 9, 16 and 23.

The Vehicle Registration Office at Bldg 60 will close from July 8 to Sept. 30, 2013. To accommodate this closure, the Visitor Center (Bldg 818, near the Main Gate) will be extending the hours of decal issuance/vehicle registration and check in/out to 8 a.m. - 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The Visitor's Center at the Main Gate will reduce operating hours to Monday through Friday, 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. DOD sponsors who have guests arriving after these posted times must meet their guests at the nearest gate and escort them. The sentry on duty will provide them with a one-day pass. Sponsors will need to register their guests' vehicle at the visitor center during business hours the following day if they plan to remain on base beyond the one day pass limit.

The ID Card Center will close at 4 p.m. on Monday, vice 6 p.m.
Traffic Court will be closed on Fridays starting July 12.
Legal Assistance Immigration Services closes at noon on Wednesdays, vice 3 p.m.