The 88th Air Base Wing at Wright-Patterson will cut 40 percent of its budget, or more than $30 million, between now and the end of the fiscal year, the base commander and officials said Thursday.
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Top civilian at base to retire
A new civilian leader will take the reins at the Air Force Materiel Command, officials said Thursday.
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center executive Director Michael A. Gill will take over the post when current AFMC Executive Director Steve Butler retires June 30. Patsy Reeves, AFMC director of contracting, will take over Gill’s former position.
Butler is a 35-year Air Force civilian employee who has worked in a wide array of assignments, from developing precision guided weapons to development of the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter.
Gill is a former executive director of the Ogden Air Logistics Complex at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Reeves has previously worked as program manager on several aircraft programs.
The AFMC executive director serves as the senior civilian manager who oversees a small business program, and advises the military commander on labor and contract issues, among other duties.
* The 88th Air Base Wing that handles most operations at Wright-Patt will cut 40% of its budget through the end of the year.
* 14-day furlough notices could go out to 13,000 base civilians next week.
* AFMC Executive Director Steve Butler, the top civilian at the base, is retiring. Details, A8