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Fed Budget Decisions Could Cost Jobs at Beale Air Force Base

 
Fed Budget Decisions Could Cost Jobs at Beale Air Force Base
Posted Friday, March 14th 2014 @ 6am  by KFBK News - Tim Lantz

A budget decision in Washington, D.C., could cost jobs at Beale Air Force Base near Marysville.

The Defense Department's 2014-2015 budget proposal could end funding for the U-2 spy plane program at Beale. 

Well over 1,000 military personnel and civilians work in that program.

Sources says Beale could also return to a mission of air refueling, and many of the base's workers are cross-trained and capable of doing other jobs besides those involved in the U-2 program.  

Still, about a quarter of the workforce could be impacted if Congress approves the proposed DOD budget as is.

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