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US Air Force Facing Cuts in Manpower,Flying Hoursi
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March 22, 2013 1:43 AM
The U.S. military is getting ready for the impact of big automatic budget cuts, in what’s termed "sequestration." The Defense Department faces bigger cuts than any other agency. For the 459th Air Refueling Reserve Wing at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, that means pay cuts and reductions in flying hours, right before a scheduled deployment. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti introduces us to the flying men and women this would affect.

US Air Force Facing Cuts in Manpower,Flying Hours

Published March 21, 2013

The U.S. military is getting ready for the impact of big automatic budget cuts, in what’s termed "sequestration." The Defense Department faces bigger cuts than any other agency. For the 459th Air Refueling Reserve Wing at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, that means pay cuts and reductions in flying hours, right before a scheduled deployment. VOA’s Carolyn Presutti introduces us to the flying men and women this would affect.