Army announces first cut, Tuition Assistance.

We have been awaiting news of budget cuts and how they would affect members of the United States Army, and yesterday evening, soldiers received the first of them.

Due to the current fiscal challenges, the Secretary of the Army approved the suspension of Tuition Assistance (TA) Friday, 8 Mar 2013, effective 1 p.m. Alaska Time (5 p.m. Eastern).

Soldiers of USARAK were informed during closing formations late yesterday evening of the changes.

Any soldier who applies for TA wil be denied after 1PM AST today.

However, those who are currently enrolled will be able to finish their current classes only.

We will have more this evening.