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6:40 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Furlough Notices For Kirtland Employees To Go Out This Week

The impacts of the automatic federal budget cuts, the so-called sequestration, will begin to be felt this week at Kirtland Airforce Base.

The Albuquerque Journal reports base officials confirmed furlough notices for more than 2-thousand civilian employees will be sent out this week including to support personnel, engineers, firefighters and scientists.

The measure is expected to save $5 billion this year for the Department of Defense, or about 10 percent of the agency's total cuts.

The cuts do not affect military personnel.