YARS furloughs reduced

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Forced furlough days at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station will be reduced from 11 to six.

The Air Force Reserve station in Vienna’s 400 civilian workers were ordered to take the furlough days because of budget cuts following sequestration.

YARS officials said Wednesday they will now only have to take six furlough days, which will end Aug. 19, because the U.S. Department of Defense moved funding around.

YARS employees were scheduled to take every Monday off until the end of September, but will now be open on Mondays starting Aug. 26, officials said.

“The reduction in furlough days is good news to our personnel in these stressful and uncertain times,” said Col. Bill Philips, 910th Airlift Wing Operations Group Commander. “The 910th looks forward to returning to full‐time operations in support of our war‐time mission.”

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