Sequestration Cuts

Military
10:18 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

DOD Cuts Furlough Days

Turner meets with furloughed DOD civilian employees.
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On Tuesday, the Department of Defense announced that furloughs for civilian workers will be decreased from 11 days to 6.  That’s some good news for about 10,000 civilian workers at Wright Patterson Air-force Base, but one Ohio Congressman says it’s still not enough.

Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10th district is Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces.  This week he met with civilian Defense Department employees from Wright-Patt who have been impacted by furloughs.

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Health, Science & The Environment
2:49 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

NOAA: Sequestration Won't Affect Severe Weather Notifications

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, issued weather warnings this week that are credited with saving lives in Oklahoma. And it, like other government organizations, is dealing with the impact of the federal budget cuts knows as sequestration. The agency reports however, they will still maintain its critical missions.

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Military
1:13 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit, Plane Added to Dayton Air Show

The Dayton Air Show that has to make do without military participation because of federal budget cuts has added a Tuskegee Airmen exhibit and a restored World War II fighter plane.

The Dayton Air Show says a traveling custom-trailer theater with a panoramic screen will be at the June 22-23 show at Dayton International Airport. It will tell the story of the black airmen who overcame many obstacles to become the heroic "Red Tail Squadron" of World War II. They flew in P-51 Mustang planes, and the air show says one will fly at the show.

Military
7:04 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Wright-Patt Will Cut 40 Percent of Budget

The commander of Ohio largest military installation says federal budget cuts will force a 40-percent reduction in the budget - but no jobs are expected to be lost.

Col. Cassie B. Barlow, commander of the 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, says officials will have to "dig deep" to find the cuts.

The Dayton Daily News reports that the base's 13,000 civilian employees are due to receive 14-day furlough notices beginning early next week. Barlow said the unpaid time off work will begin in June.

Sequestration
7:58 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Pentagon Delays Furlough Notice To Analyze Impact

The U.S. Department of Defense is delaying unpaid-leave notices for its civilian workers, including thousands employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

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