Air Force proposes cutting 152 jobs in Fort Wayne

March 7, 2012

The Air Force is proposing to eliminate 152 jobs at the Indiana Air National Guard base in Fort Wayne as part of its plan to replace A-10 fighter jets there with reconnaissance aircraft.

The 122nd Fighter Wing said in a news release Tuesday it had been informed the cuts would include 85 full-time personnel. More than 1,200 people, including 364 full-time airmen, are assigned to the base.

Fort Wayne Base Community Council President Rob Young told The Journal Gazette that a support group for military families knew the news of the cuts was coming, but it didn't know what the numbers would be.

The jobs cuts are only recommendations and are subject to congressional approval.

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