While most federal spending cuts from the sequester could take time to work their way down to local school districts, communities with military bases are bracing for a more immediate impact. That's because many districts already have budgeted for a program called Impact Aid. The funds are used to offset property tax losses.
Georgia is making it easier for military children to enroll in a new school when their parents move between states. Gov. Nathan Deal signed an interstate compact Wednesday during a visit to Fort Benning. Georgia is now one of 42 states to agree to the compact.
Children of American military families who were just youngsters during the 9/11 terror attacks say growing up in wartime has helped shape the adults they're becoming. The Associated Press interviewed some of those who grew up with one or both parents deployed and facing dangers in Iraq and Afghanistan.