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Military cuts could be costly for Oklahomans who work for Air Force

Looming military spending cuts could mean 14,000 civilians at three Air Force bases in Oklahoma could be furloughed for up to 22 days between April and September. The payroll hit in Oklahoma would be second only to Texas.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Published: February 18, 2013

WASHINGTON — Federal spending cuts set to be triggered on March 1 would mean 16,000 U.S. Air Force civilians in Oklahoma could be furloughed, mostly at Tinker Air Force Base, depriving those workers of nearly $125 million in pay over six months, Air Force officials said.

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