Ft. Sam Houston on the Skids
Fort Sam has wrestled with financial woes that have dogged 179 posts worldwide. The garrison, which provides services to more than 70 tenant commands, is facing a $26 million budget shortfall this year. It's fired 100 contract workers, frozen hiring, shut off cell phones and BlackBerry devices, turned in leased cars and stopped troops from using government credit cards.
The Fort is four months behind in paying its $1.4 million/month utiliity bill for power and water; cuts are expected.