Furlough notices sent to WPAFB employees today

The notices will take several days to be sent to the majority of civil service workers at the base, said Wright-Patterson spokesman Daryl Mayer. Officials have estimated 13,000 employees will be furloughed at Wright-Patterson among 680,000 Department of Defense workers who face mandatory time off the job beginning July 8.

The Pentagon must cut $37 billion from its budget by the end of September because of automatic budget reductions known as sequestration.

Wright-Patterson is the largest single site employer in the state with more than 29,000 military and civilian personnel, according to the most recently released figures.

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