If Congress and the president fail to halt $85 billion in "sequestration" spending cuts by Friday, personnel at Selfridge Air National Guard Base may face furloughs and there my be reduced flights at the Macomb County military facility.
Officials at Selfridge released the possible impacts of the sequestration, which include:
- Approximately 650 personnel from the 127th Wing will be given 22 days of furlough, which will be implemented one day per week from late April to Sept. 30. This will result in a total loss of pay will be approximately $6 million.
- Approximately 500 personnel from other agencies on the base will be impacted by furlough over the same time period. An estimated total pay loss is not available.
- The number of flying hours by the 127th Wing's A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft and KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft will be significantly curtailed. This reduction will begin to impact mission readiness levels by the beginning of April.
Information provided by Selfridge Air National Guard Base.
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