Monday, 07 November 2011 13:56
HELENA, Mont. (AP) _ The Air Force says it is cutting 140
civilian jobs at the three bases responsible for the nation's
land-based nuclear missile force.
The cuts announced Monday are part of a plan to reduce 220
civilian positions under the Air Force's Global Strike Command.
Global Strike Command's press office did not have an immediate
comment on the cuts. A prepared statement by the command said the
changes are being made ``in accordance with the Air Force's
required efficiency and force structure posture changes'' but did
not detail the jobs being lost.
The cuts include 60 positions at Wyoming's F.E. Warren Air Force
Base; 45 positions at Montana's Malmstrom AFB; and 35 positions at
North Dakota's Minot AFB.
Those bases oversee 450 Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic
missiles carrying nuclear warheads.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)