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Air force base to feel impact of deep budget cut

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The commander at Keesler Air Force Base says the base will ground planes and reduce training to deal with a 20 percent reduction in its budget. That’s the effects of the federal spending reductions, known as sequestration. The Sun Herald reports  Gen. Brad Spacy, commander of the 81st Training Wing, told a group Tuesday that the ...

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Company wins contract to service Air Force jets

MADISON and COLUMBUS — The Air Force has signed a contract with a new company to maintain the jets at Columbus Air Force Base. Aircraft maintenance will be handled by L-3 Vertex of Madison starting in December. The new vendor is taking over from DynCorp International, which had the maintenance contract for seven years. DynCorp had 487 workers at the ...

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