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AFA Job Cuts

By: AP
By: AP

The Air Force says it plans to cut 263 jobs in Colorado, including dozens of positions at Peterson Air Force Base near Colorado Springs.

The Air Force says the realignment is aimed at better supporting the military's priority missions like the war on terrorism.

Some job cuts involve vacant positions.

The plan calls for shaving 232 military jobs and adding 153. That amounts to a net loss of 79 positions.

In all, 184 civilian jobs will also be cut.

The biggest blow will come at Air Force Space Command headquarters at Peterson, which will lose 98 military slots and 34 civilian jobs.

The command employs about 14-hundred people at its headquarters and 25-thousand worldwide.

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