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Friday, November 11, 2011 - 6:42am

RAFB Employees Take Buyout

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.