Ill. Base Closure Expected To Bring New Positions To Peterson

Air Force streamlining efforts mean nearly three dozen civilian jobs have been cut at Scott Air Force Base in southwestern Illinois.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports the 33 jobs at Scott's Air Force Network Integration Center were eliminated when a contract with the workers' employer ended at the end of last month.

But Col. Brenda Campbell, a spokeswoman for the Air Force Space Command at Colorado's Peterson Air Force Base, says the lost Illinois jobs will translate to nine new in-house positions at Peterson.

Campbell says the Air Force will save money long-term through the consolidation.


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