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Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 9:12am

Band Among Air Force Cuts

Updated: 2 years ago.
The Band's elimination is part of nationwide cuts in the Air Force totaling 9,900 people. (photo courtesy of The Air Force)

The US Air Force is getting rid of its reserve band at Robins Air Force Base.
A military spending plan cuts the 45-member band and it's eight ensembles from next year's budget.

The air force created what became a Robins fixture in 1941.

The Band's elimination is part of nationwide cuts in the Air Force totaling 9,900 people. The Airmen will be reassigned to other active duty bands.

"In this economy we had to make difficult choices to align with the new strategic guidance and with the cuts required by the Budget Control Act over the next 10 years," an Air Force spokesman says.

The Air Force is slashing $54 billion in expenses over the next 10 years, with $8.7 billion coming out in 2013.

Air Force officials say, Georgia can expect 426 Air Force civilian and military job losses in 2013.

The proposed budget is currently before Congress.

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