Almost 1,400 Furlough Letters Heading To Barksdale Workers
Air Force officials say 1,372 Barksdale Air Force Base civilian workers will be getting furlough letters.
The Department of Defense will begin furloughing these workers on July 8th and these workers will be furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks.
In March, KEEL News learned about the cancellation of this year’s Barksdale Air Force Base 2013 Defenders of Liberty Air Show because of budget issues.
Department officials say this will save $2.5 million at Barksdale and is part of $1.8 billion in Department of Defense savings.