Layoffs looming at Dover Air Force Base?

The Air Force is eliminating 9,000 positions in order to “align limited resources based on Air Forces priorities.”  It’s not clear how many workers at DAFB would be affected.

More than 650 jobs are being eliminated within the Air Mobility Command, which includes Dover Air Force Base, in fiscal year 2012, with a total of 935 positions eliminated in 2013.  It is not known exactly how many of those cuts will be at Dover.  

“For the majority of our civilians affected by this adjustment we are diligently working to reassign them into other available positions wherever possible,” said Col. Steven Beatty, Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services, Air Mobility Command.

While the Air Force is trimming some portions of its workforce, it is adding jobs in other areas.  Nearly 6,000 jobs will be added in areas including weapons buying, nuclear weapons management and the expanding field of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

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