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Great Lakes Division Of Navy Sea Cadets At Risk

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Programs through the Great Lakes Division of the Navy Sea Cadets could be at risk because of because of the automatic reduction in the federal budget.

The Detroit News reports the program relies on $40,000 to $50,000 in annual funding from the U.S. Navy, which provides money to sea cadet divisions nationwide. Lt. Commander Luke Clyburn says funding didn't come this year.

The cadet program is supported in part by other donations. Officials worry, however, that they may not have the money to keep up programs and maintain the training vessel Pride of Michigan, which is based in Macomb County's Harrison Township.

The program aims to prepare youth for roles in the Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and Merchant Marines, and for engineering and marine biology professions.

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