Length Of Military Furloughs Shortened
Officials say a U.S. Air Force reserve wing that flies troops around the globe will start shutting down on Fridays when civilian furloughs begin at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.
13 thousand civilian employees will be subject to furloughs due to the federal sequester cuts. The 445th Airlift Wing relies on hundreds of civilian air reserve technicians, who serve double duty as reserve military personnel. Union leaders say they welcome the Defense Department's announcement that furloughs would be up to 14 work days beginning in June, eight fewer days than originally anticipated.