Furloughs, budget cuts and curtailment of training could significantly impact Army readiness if sequestration takes place March 1.
In order to correct the record, the U.S. Army will host a Twitter chat Wednesday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET answer questions about the sequestration and its possible impacts.
There will be three 30-minute sessions so that Army subject matters experts can provide the most up-to-date information to Twitter users participating in the chat:
- The first session from 11 – 11:30 a.m. will answer general questions about Civilian furloughs
- The second session from 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. will focus on how the furloughs may affect Army Family services and programs
- The third session from 12 – 12:30 p.m. will focus on questions about the sequestration’s impact to Soldiers and training
Below you will find more details about the Twitter chat.
WHAT IS A TWITTER CHAT? A Twitter chat is a lot like any other online chat, where people gather to talk about a specific topic. One of the great things about Twitter chats is that they connect people despite geographical barriers to a central area where they can interact in real time. To join a Twitter chat, you just need to know what hashtag is being used. A hashtag is simply a way to search topics on Twitter and is recognized as a “#” preceeded by a keyword, such as #USArmy or #ArmyChat.
HOW DO I “LISTEN” TO THE TWITTER CHAT? You can simply go to https://twitter.com/search, then type #ArmyChat into the search box and press the blue search button. If you keep refreshing the search results, you will see the chat stream as it comes in through Twitter.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE IN THE TWITTER CHAT? On Wednesday, February 27 at 11 a.m. ET, follow @USArmy and use the #ArmyChat hashtag to join the conversation. Responses from U.S. Army officials will be posted from the @USArmy and @USArmyG1 Twitter pages.