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Battle Color ceremony canceled

The U.S. Marine Corps Battle Color Detachment scheduled for Tuesday aboard Marine Corps Logistics Base-Albany has been canceled due to budget cuts, according to MCLB-Albany officials.

Public Affairs Officer Colie Young said that the office of U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel sent a memo Saturday morning ordering all ceremonial units to go back to their home ports.

The detachment scheduled to perform is comprised of three performing ceremonial units from Marine Barracks Washington, D.C. They are the Marine Corps Color Guard, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Platoon and the Marine Corps Drum & Bugle Corps.

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 5 months ago

Obama strikes again--anyone notice how he cut and ran out of Washington rather than face this? What an Islamic coward he is....

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boog 1 year, 5 months ago

Just curious as to what cuts our legislators and President are making that effect them personally......

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VSU 1 year, 5 months ago

Course they will blame the republicans for this.

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FlunkyMonkey 1 year, 5 months ago

Yep about blaming the Republicans...and the Republicans will blame the Democrats. The blame game goes on and on and on and on.......and Obama will still be missing in action

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

I just hope that Ma'Chelle is having a wonderful vacation on taxpayer expense.

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Sister_Ruby 1 year, 5 months ago

Happened in recent weeks, post-sequester (White House's idea)

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/02/15/michelle-obama-daughters-to-spend-presidents-day-weekend-in-aspen/

One couple, two taxpayer funded vactions. More from White House Dossier:

First Lady Michelle Obama plans to vacation in Aspen, Colorado this Presidents’ Day weekend, separately from her husband, who will land this evening in West Palm Beach for his own down time with the boys.

According to Aspen newspapers, both Michelle and Vice President Biden are expected on the slopes. The White House has not yet announced the trip, and it’s not clear when she will be leaving, though she will presumably go today.

Michelle’s separate excursion from the president means that, even as the government prepares to slash spending as the March 1 sequester approaches, taxpayers will be footing the bill for two separate Obama vacations, paying for items like travel and the expensive security and staff entourages that accompany them everywhere.

And yes, they both just got back from an extensive and expensive Hawaii vacation.

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dickyboy 1 year, 5 months ago

If they were already here. What expense was left? Seems like the major expense would have been travel.. So they came here then turned around and went home? hopefully I'm reading this wrong..

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iko 1 year, 5 months ago

This equals the cost of running Airforce One for maybe one and a half minutes.

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Spike 1 year, 5 months ago

They hadn't traveled here yet. They were in 29 Palms California for the past month or so training. I think they were going to stop at some bases on their way home for some more training events/ceremonies but OSD pulled the plug.

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dingleberry 1 year, 5 months ago

Military on the payroll is a fixed cost, travel is a variable cost. In the grand scheme of things this is nothing more than another attempt to make the "misery" more visible to the public. Drive the point home until the public forces the Congress to scream "uncle".

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RedEric 1 year, 5 months ago

A half million illegal aliens on welfare equates to over $60 billion per year.....untouchable. Solution - quit feeding old people, make the White House a private residence or maybe an imperial residence, ground the blue angels etc. I am glad I didn't vote for this scum.

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URWrongAgain 1 year, 5 months ago

What @dingleberry said. Hit the proverbial nail on the head.

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