Editor,I'm gravely disappointed in Congress' failure to find an alternative to the March 2013 sequester. Furthermore, I'm deeply concerned with its impact on the total Force and the security of the United States of America. Military unit readiness will steadily decline as key wartime training is cancelled and air, space, and cyber systems maintenance is deferred. Thousands of DoD employees including Guard and Reserve technicians will be furloughed and active duty airmen could lose their jobs. Military quality-of-life programs will be affected as commissaries close on Wednesdays; tuition assistance programs are curtailed; children's education via the DoD schools system is impaired; and eventually there is a reduction in services under Tricare.