Sequestration somehow affect the economy of each state and to cut funding at least 500 projects related to military construction. Thus, hundreds of thousands of people who might be attracted to them are at risk of losing their job.
According to the chief financial officer of the Air Force Jamie Morin, reduction in the appropriation for the Air Force to be about $ 12.4 billion if the budget cuts take effect, the Air Force will have to enter the fuel economy and reduce until September pilots flying a third. In addition, it is necessary to send a forced leave or reduce 180 thousand employees, and significantly revise the plans for the establishment and relocation of many squadrons.
The U.S. Air Force plans to cut more than $ 1.8 billion financing department special operations abroad, designed to fight terrorism around the world.
"Financial instability leads to the need to cut spending on the BBC" — said Vanessa Bolin, responsible for the work of departments in the House.
In the near future, while there will be sequestered, employees of many air bases to be at least 22-day vacation.
California has been frozen 36 projects related to the repair and reconstruction of technical support for military airfields. There had to be involved about 11 thousand civilians. At bases in Alaska, another state, whose economy depends on the military industry, suspended 13 projects related to maintenance. Such can be seen in Texas, Florida and North Carolina, where the jobless are tens of thousands of people. The military air bases in South Korea, Japan and Germany also suspended the work of many services.
Former Pentagon officials fear it could harm national defense.
"Welcome to the late 70's. It was a time of economic recession, a weak army and the weakening of the U.S. on the world stage "- summed up Harry Schmidt, a former adviser to the Department of Defense.
In addition, the press secretary of the Air Force, said that among the cost-saving measures may well be the cancellation of a visit of French Air Show in Le Bourget. This will happen with the U.S. for the first time in the history of aviation.