Air Force moves forward on job cuts

The Air Force is proposing net reductions of 3,900 active-duty, 5,100 Air National Guard and 900 Air Force Reserve positions nationwide and in several U.S. territories, the Air Force Times reports in a compilation of articles.

Some of the larger cuts for military and civilian positions include: about 1,623 positions at bases throughout Pennsylvania, 652 jobs from the Michigan Air National Guard, 997 jobs at the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, N.Y., 800 positions at the Mansfield Lahm Air National Guard Base, Ohio, a reserve unit of 580 people at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., and 600 positions at Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., the compilation said.

The cuts are part of $487 billion in spending reductions approved last year when Congress agreed to increase the nation’s debt limit and are proposed in the Air Force's Fiscal 2013 budget, the article said.

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