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The Air Force’s proposed budget for fiscal 2014 calls for cutting 2,640 airmen next year, but the budget could take a major hit of Congress allows steep cuts to defense spending to continue next fiscal year.

The proposed personnel cuts are far below what the Air Force proposed for this fiscal year, but the budget does not reflect the steep cuts to defense spending known as “sequestration” that took effect in March.

Since then, the Air Force has slashed flying hours, stood down squadrons and taken other extreme measures to have enough money to get through the next six months. Sequestration will last for 10 years unless lawmakers reach an agreement on taxes and spending.

Read more at The Air Force Times

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