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Soldiers return home to Federal budget cuts

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For almost a year nearly 200 brave troops have worked to continue the U.S. Drawdown in Afghanistan. On Monday, they set foot back on American soil.

Among this group is Shameka Wilson's husband. Since he's been away his wife has given birth to their son.

"For me it's been up and down but our thing is we are very strong in our faith with God so prayer for me was just my asset,"  Wilson said.

Recent talk of major budget cuts with the federal government has many families like Shameka Wilson's on edge but she says it isn't the first time they've had a scare like this.

"For years they have been talking about cuts with this and cuts with that, we just make it however we make it so I'm not really afraid of it," Wilson said.

Many wives we spoke to say that they will brace for whatever our federal government throws their way.

"We will lose up to three quarters of a million jobs because of sequester, if it stays in place and our economy will grow by a full half a percentage point more slowly than it would have otherwise or more," Wilson said. 

For now these families relish in being reconnected. Not focused on cuts, budget issues, or  furloughs but family.

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