March 8, 2013 12:00 AM

Cuts to the federal payroll become more than an abstract concept

Sequestration, while a foreign term, becomes real up close and personal for the people who depend on Robins Air Force Base for their livelihoods. The announcement by Brig. Gen. Cedric George on Wednesday that the workload at the base would drop by 28 planes is not what 300 people gathered to listen to George wanted to hear. Nor is it what the community wanted to hear.

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