Thursday, April 18, 2013

Keesler budget cut 20 percent

BILOXI, Miss. -- The commander at Keesler Air Force Base said the base will ground planes and reduce training to deal with a 20 percent reduction in its budget caused by sequestration. Brig. Gen. Brad Spacy, commander of the 81st Training Wing, said Tuesday during the Biloxi Chamber's "Morning Call" that a third of the fleet will be parked and long-term maintenance on planes will be cut by 18 percent. (Source: Sun Herald, 04/16/13)