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Sequestration is a fiscal policy procedure adopted by Congress to deal with the federal budget deficit. Simply put, sequestration is the cancellation of budgetary resources -- an automatic form of spending cutback.

Since the budget wasn't approved by the March 1 deadline, the Defense Department will face $46 billion of cuts throughout the fiscal year.

For more information on AFSOC sequestration, click here.

Click here to read a memo from the Secretary of the Air Force, Michael B. Donley and the Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III.

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