Ohio Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on Monday. He was there to talk about ongoing operations at the base, and how Friday’s looming sequestration cuts might affect Wright-Patt.
Portman said the President’s proposed $85 billion dollars in across-the-board spending cuts over the next 7 months would be detrimental to national defense and what he called ‘the federal government’s vital operations.
The budget cuts handed down to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this week include a civilian hiring freeze, the elimination of some temporary positions and the curtailing of certain travel and purchasing costs. Emily McCord speaks to Vice President for federal programs at the Dayton Development Coalition, Michael Gessel, to discuss how these small measures now could signal larger cuts in the future.
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The Air Force announced cuts at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base this week to address budget uncertainty at the federal level. AS WYSO’s Emily McCord reports reductions to non essential flying could impact the popular Dayton Air Show.
The Air Force has announced budget cuts at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. WYSO’s Emily McCord reports the measures will take effect immediately to address the Defense Department’s budget uncertainty.
Lieutenant General Janet C. Wolfenbarger was confirmed by the Senate Dec. 4, 2009 to three-star rank as Air Force Materiel Command vice commander. She is the Air Force's highest ranking female officer.
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The leader of the Air Force Materiel Command says there may be fewer Air Force programs in the future due to the federal budget. AFMC commander and Beavercreek native Janet Wolfenbarger tells the Dayton Daily News the impacts of sequestration on the base will not be known until Congress is able to come to a resolution. She says she think the Department of Defense should do its part to help during the fiscal crisis, but that its unlikely the military will launch the same number of new programs as it did before the country’s budgetary problems.