Few Ohio military base workers qualify for buyouts

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — 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 (http://bit.ly/1tuCR6P ) 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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