Wright-Patterson to offer buyouts

Associated Press Published:

DAYTON -- Early retirement and buyout offers at Ohio's largest military base will be available to only a few dozen of the more than 500 base employees who applied for them.

The incentives at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton allow employees to retire early or quit their jobs with severance pay.

But base spokesman Daryl Mayer says only employees who have someone facing a job loss at the base lined up to replace them are allowed to take the offers.

The Dayton Daily News reports that base figures show that only 37 of 537 employees who applied for the offers met that standard.

About 370 Wright-Patterson positions are expected to be cut by Oct. 1 as part of an Air-Force wide elimination of jobs intended to save over $1 billion.

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Information from: Dayton Daily News, http://www.daytondailynews.com

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