Military jobs may be cut in new plan

Mississippi Air Force bases would lose nearly 400 positions next year, mostly due to the loss of the C-27J military transport aircraft at Key Field Air Guard Station, under a plan proposed by the Air Force.

The plan calls for cutting 276 Air National Guard drill positions and 121 active-duty positions in fiscal 2013, which begins Oct. 1.

A total 615 positions would be lost for the period covering fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013, according to the report.

Hattiesburg American
3/7/12