Wright-Patterson To Pick Up Jobs In Air Force Restructuring

The Air Force realignment will shift operations in California, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Ohio.(Photo: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base)
The Air Force realignment will shift operations in California, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Ohio.(Photo: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base)

The Air Force says it’s cutting 9,000 civilian jobs.

But those cuts will not be coming at Wright-Patterson.

In a move reflecting budget pressures on the entire military, the Air Force said Wednesday that over the next 12 months it will reorganize some U.S.-based organizations. That includes at least 350 jobs coming to the Air Force Materiel Command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, which employs 39 percent of Air Force civilians.

The moves will cut 9,000 civilian positions in management, staff and support at bases in other states. The Air Force says separately it plans to add 5,900 positions in higher-priority areas like weapons buying, nuclear weapons management and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

The Air Force said it is working on details of how to reduce its civilian workforce by another 4,500 workers.

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