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Panetta orders global probe
of military day care centers

Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor

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Posted By:CEP, 12/19/2012 10:16:44 AM

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered a worldwide review Tuesday of hiring practices at all U.S. military day care centers after the Army revealed that it discovered problems with security background checks of workers at a Washington-area center. Shortly after the Army said it was launching an investigation of hiring practices at its 283 day care centers worldwide, Panetta´s press secretary, George Little, issued a statement saying Panetta supports the review. Little said Panetta has directed each of the military services to conduct similar reviews. The actions stem from the Sept. 26 arrests of two Army employees
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Reply 1 - Posted by: Subal, 12/19/2012 10:30:30 AM     (No. 9074255)

Better they investigate the baby sitters than do any thing about diplomatic security!

Incompetence on a roll!

Hillary, report for duty.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Bevan, 12/19/2012 10:42:40 AM     (No. 9074275)

And Marion Barry wants the DC Council to pass a law prohibiting employers from doing criminal background checks. Its racist, ya know.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Michaelus, 12/19/2012 10:43:50 AM     (No. 9074277)

And the military sure needs day care centers....

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Reply 4 - Posted by: neanderthal, 12/19/2012 10:45:15 AM     (No. 9074279)

I´m confused. I thought the military was composed of men who are ready to kill and destroy. What has that got to do with day care centers?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: CEP, 12/19/2012 11:04:32 AM     (No. 9074322)

That is what I want to know also #4, why are taxpayers paying for this? I was an Army brat and I never heard of something like this, my Mom took care of us while my Dad was deployed etc. Why should taxpayers fund this in the military?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 12/19/2012 11:08:06 AM     (No. 9074336)

YAY!!!!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: spahrkl, 12/19/2012 11:09:18 AM     (No. 9074339)

global?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 12/19/2012 11:49:10 AM     (No. 9074412)

Brought to you by the same government who own your healthcare.

"So, little Tommy, what´d you do while I was deployed to Afghanistan?"
"Oh, my day care teacher beat me up every day."

/sarcasm off/



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Reply 9 - Posted by: vulcanrider, 12/19/2012 1:42:11 PM     (No. 9074620)

You people are killng me. Yes, the miiitary needs day care centers. With the current salaries, most families have 2 working parents, in most cases, both of them military. And the centers aren´t free, the fees are rank based, and in some cases, higher than it would cost "on the economy".

And #5, you must be a really old Army brat, when I came on active duty in 1977 there was child care on base.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: GardenGal, 12/19/2012 2:19:52 PM     (No. 9074696)

We are AF and although I did stay home and take care of my own kids, I still used the day care occasionally. My dh was busy defending our country and I did need to go to a doctor or some other appointment without children occasionally.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: MsMontana, 12/19/2012 2:34:59 PM     (No. 9074739)

Military wife here....yes, our local Air Force base has a daycare center and it´s more expensive there than it is in any other daycare in the city. There are also some home daycare businesses on base, but honest to God,I don´t know why they do it. The regs are so ridiculously stringent that I can´t see how a home daycare would pay.

The last poster is right. Why wouldn´t there be some kind of daycare on base?? Last I looked FAMILIES were enlisted along with their active duty member.

You people you are so negative about it, really have no idea what you are talking about.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: tipover, 12/19/2012 3:20:03 PM     (No. 9074827)

Nos 10,11; Good replies. Thanks.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: CEP, 12/19/2012 4:07:35 PM     (No. 9074905)

Yes #9 i am an old army brat, you came on active duty as my husband three years before my husband retired from active duty. I remember people on bases helping each other and families being there to help other families. I also don´t think this is in the pervue of DOD. The taxpayers should not have to fund this, the country is in a fiscal mess"

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Reply 14 - Posted by: neanderthal, 12/19/2012 10:07:41 PM     (No. 9075380)

Still, what´s the connection between men who´s only purpose is to slaughter, maim, and destroy everything they´re told to destroy have to do with wives, babies, and day-care centers. Oh, maybe that´s not what the army´s for any more. I didn´t think about that.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: philly_patriot, 12/20/2012 9:30:09 AM     (No. 9075941)

Security Cos that get Govt Contracts are often chosen as being ´minority owned´ and given points for First time Contracts.

Once their contract is over and they might actually know what they are doing, they are often ineligible to renew AND a new inexperienced ´minority´ owned company gets the contract.

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