Fri., November 11, 2011 10:42am (EST)

RAFB Employees Take Buyout
By Josephine Bennett
Updated: 3 years ago

WARNER ROBINS, Ga.  —  
Airplane being worked on at Robins Air Force Base (photo courtesy RAFB)
Airplane being worked on at Robins Air Force Base (photo courtesy RAFB)
Around 200 employees at Robins Air Force Base have accepted offers to voluntarily leave their jobs or retire. The Middle Georgia base is in the process of cutting 600 positions as the Department of Defense slashes $400 million dollars from its budget. Those accepting the buyout are getting as much as $25 thousand dollars as an incentive to leave. Many of the targeted positions are in Air Force Material Command. Responsibility for the command is shifting to Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Base officials say additional job losses could come in 2012.