No layoffs planned for Ohio's largest military base; vacant positions to be eliminated

Associated Press

Officials say there are no layoffs planned at Ohio's largest military base.

Every one of the 372 mostly vacant positions targeted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton will still be eliminated.

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But base spokesman Daryl Mayer tells the Dayton Daily News ( ) that 103 of those positions still have people working in them. They have all qualified for early retirement or buyouts, or have moved or will be moved to other jobs.

Air Force Materiel Command headquarters eliminated the positions to comply with a Pentagon order to cut command staffs by 20 percent throughout the Department of Defense.

Wright-Patterson, which also is the largest single-site employer in the state, has about 27,000 military and civilian workers.


Information from: Dayton Daily News,