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Planned cuts for Wisconsin Air National Guard questioned
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Planned cuts for Wisconsin Air National Guard questioned

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Members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation are asking the Air Force to explain plans for cutting three aircraft and about 5 percent of the personnel from the Wisconsin Air National Guard.

State adjutant general Don Dunbar said he would accomplish the cutbacks through attrition to minimize impact on Guard members and families.

The cuts, part of a reduction in Pentagon funding, would eliminate 98 part-time and 16 full-time positions by Oct. 1, according to a statement from the Guard public affairs office.

About 2,300 men and women serve in Wisconsin's Air National Guard units, including the 115th Fighter Wing in Madison, 128th Air Control Squadron and Volk Field's Combat Readiness Training Center in Juneau County, and the 128th Air Refueling Wing in Milwaukee. Smaller units are located throughout Wisconsin.

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