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Hundreds at MacDill may lose job from Air Force cuts

Hundreds at MacDill may lose job from Air Force cuts

TAMPA, Fla. (TBO.com) - Nearly 900 airmen at MacDill Air Force Base have been notified they may potentially lose their jobs as part of an Air Force move to trim 25,000 jobs over the next five years.

About 880 airmen from the 6th Air Mobility Wing, the base host unit, have been notified that they are part of “non-voluntary force management programs,” said 2nd Lt. Patrick Gargan, a wing spokesman.

With the Pentagon seeking to trim about $1 trillion over the next decade, the services are being forced to reduce troop levels. The Air Force has about 330,000 active duty airmen and is seeking to cut about 8 percent.

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