Officials at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base announced they are cancelling the annual Ohio Freedom's Call Tattoo scheduled for June 28. The cancelation is due to funding limitations associated with the federal budget sequestration.
A general says automatic defense budget cuts will slow research and technology development and cancel some special night and weekend events at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Ohio.
Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger leads the Air Force Materiel Command from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. She tells the Dayton Daily News the cuts likely will delay aircraft replacement and modernization, halt most flight testing and create a backlog in maintenance operations.
Forty-seven jobs are set to be cut at the Springfield Air National Guard Base.
Ohio National Guard spokesman James Sims says there's no definite timeline for the cuts to the 47 intelligence and reconnaissance positions, but that they could come as early as October. Sims says the cuts are a result of the Department of Defense's fiscal 2013 budget but are separate from those taking effect because of the recent automatic budget cuts.