WARNER ROBINS -- The 600 job cuts planned at Robins Air Force Base this year could go higher under a new local initiative.
The base announced Wednesday that it would include the 402nd Maintenance Wing in its offers to provide incentives for employees to quit or retire. Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon, commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, said Thursday the inclusion of the 402nd is a local initiative that is separate from the Air Force-dictated initiative driving the 600 cuts. The 402nd is funded separately from the rest of the base.
Exactly how many more jobs that might include, however, is uncertain. McMahon declined to give even a general idea, saying it depends largely on details of President Obama’s budget, which are expected to be released soon. The base also is conducting an analysis to determine where jobs can be cut in the maintenance wing.
McMahon made the comments in a round-table discussion with local media Thursday.
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