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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Proposed Food Stamp Cuts Would Hit Military Families

Shoppers at the Fort Drum commissary. Ashley Patoka/Northern Regional Medical Command

President Donald Trump's proposals to cut eligibility for food stamps in 2018 would hit hard on thousands of military families who receive the benefit, the Pentagon said Tuesday.
"It's a very unfortunate situation," Army Lt. Gen. Anthony R. Ierardi, the Pentagon's Joint Staff Director for force structure, readiness and assessment, said of the difficulties of troops who have to resort to food stamps

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