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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Air Force Cuts to Fall on Uniformed Ranks as Well

  • December 7, 2011
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The Air Force plans to slash about 3,000 enlisted airmen from its ranks in an effort to meet its congressionally mandated end strength by the end of the fiscal year.

The personnel would be eliminated through involuntary, date-of-separation cuts and voluntary separations, reported the Warner Robins Patriot. Officials also announced that about 50 lieutenant colonels were notified that they must retire next year or when they reach 20 years of service.

Last month, the Air Force said it was eliminating 9,000 civilian positions to meet workforce targets. As a result, Robins Air Force Base in central Georgia will lose at least 600 jobs, according to the story.

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