Golden Triangle, rest of Mississippi have a big stake in nation’s military cuts
Declines in Air Force demand for new pilots could put Columbus’ air base at risk.
Last Tuesday’s deal to slash defense by hundreds of billions in spending as part of the deal to raise the nation’s debt ceiling set off the kind of anxiousness not felt in Columbus since the Base Re-Alignment & Closure Commission shut down a half-dozen years ago.
Suddenly, the Golden Triangle’s continued economic resurgence is not as sure a thing as it was just a few weeks ago. If the Air Force needs fewer aircraft it won’t need as many new pilots. And Columbus Air Force Base, a flight…
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