Official: CAFB cuts to have 'minimal' impact

By The Associated Press

COLUMBUS — Columbus Air Force Base expects to lose about 17 jobs as the Air Force moves to trim its civilian work force by 9,000 people.

CAFB chief of manpower/personnel Christopher Chesser said that four of those are positions that are already vacant, two are taking early retirement and the other 11 will be taken care of.

Chesser says CAFB has a plan to place those 11 personnel into existing vacancies.

He says the reassignments from the 2012 cuts will take effect April 1, 2012.