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Joint Base Charleston to cut 147 positions

JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Joint Base Charleston announced Friday that it will be cutting 147 civilian contract positions. The announcement comes two days after the Air Force's announcement regarding civilian workforce restructuring.

According to officials, 50 employees will be cut since 97 of the 147 contract jobs are already vacant.

Officials say the civilian workforce adjustments are in response to the Department of Defense's directives to return civilian manpower to fiscal year 2010 levels. This process is an ongoing effort to increase efficiencies, reduce overhead and eliminate redundancy.

The Joint Base Charleston community encompasses more than 20,000 active-duty, reserve and civilian personnel, spanning across its Air Base and Weapons Station.

Unique with over 53 tenants, Joint Team Charleston is comprised of Air Force, Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Homeland Security, and other DoD missions - all working together in the global fight against terrorism and for the spread of world peace.

The host unit of the Joint Base is the 628th Air Base Wing. The wing has two operational groups consisting of 13 squadrons and one wing staff directorate.

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