200 Job Losses Possible at Air Reserve Station

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The loss of two full-time aircraft at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station could result in loss of approximately 50 full-time positions, and 150 part-time jobs.

Two C-130, that were on loan to the Youngstown base, have been permanently transferred to another facility.

Two additional aircraft are scheduled to be transferred out of the 910th’s inventory by March, 31, 2014. This will reduce the base’s inventory to eight aircraft.

Restructuring of the base will take place through September of 2014.

910th Airlift Wing Commander Col. James Dignan said while the wing could not control changes to the Air Force structure; the unit would make every effort to keep its personnel informed about what the future could hold for them.

In a press release Dignan said, “We will do everything possible to let our Citizen Airmen and DoD civilians know what changes lie ahead and how they will be affected,” said Col. Dignan. “We will assist in any way we can to make these transitions as painless as possible in these uncertain times.”

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