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47 Jobs To Be Cut at Springfield Base in Ohio

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.

The 47 jobs to be cut represent 13 percent of the 365 full-time positions with the base's 178th Fighter Wing. The wing has another 517 part-time jobs.

Sims says the 178th Fighter Wing will be able to continue its mission minus the 47 jobs.

Stories from the Associated Press.