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DEFENSE COMMUNITIES 360

Officials Pleased with High Retention Rate for Civilians Moving to Dayton

  • October 6, 2011
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Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base said they are pleased that a higher-than-expected portion of civilian employees opted to move when their jobs relocated due to BRAC, an outcome that has eased the transition of the School of Aerospace Medicine from San Antonio to Dayton, Ohio.

About 34 percent of civilian workers agreed to move with their jobs, as compared to a rate of 15 percent in earlier base closure rounds. Officials attributed that success to visits the region’s economic development leaders made to San Antonio and other locations touting the benefits of living in Dayton, reported the Dayton Daily News.

The Air Force Research Laboratory’s 711th Human Performance Wing still is trying to fill 100 positions that moved. In all, Wright-Patterson gained more than 1,200 positions as a result of BRAC.

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