Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Air Force cuts go easy on Utah

The Air Force rolled out the latest detail in its restructuring plan Tuesday, including projections for military and civilian job cuts in Utah. "The numbers they have put us at around a loss in Utah of 227 jobs," said Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, whose district includes Hill Air Force Base.

Most of those cuts would impact Hill. The cuts are projections at this point as the Air Force works to adapt staffing to fit mandates of the budget presented by the White House. "The impact of today's announcement to Hill Air Force Base is a net reduction of 59 active duty, Reserve and Guard military authorizations through fiscal year 2013," said a statement from Hill on Tuesday.

"The net reduction of military authorizations comes from a variety of organizations across the installation and not from any one unit. These changes are in addition to the net reduction of 159 civilian authorizations previously announced." Deseret News