LAS VEGAS (AP) — Air Force officials say a total of 155 civilian jobs will be eliminated at Nellis and Creech Air Force bases and the Nevada Test and Training Range.

But Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek told the Las Vegas Review-Journal that some of the positions are already vacant because of a hiring freeze.

The jobs are among 9,000 the Air Force plans to eliminate nationwide in a cost-cutting move.

In all, the southern Nevada bases and range installations account for 10,393 military and 4,366 civilian employees with a payroll of nearly $1.2 billion.

Nellis is the nation’s premier training ground for fighter pilots, while Creech is the nation’s center for remotely piloted aircraft such as the MQ-1 Predator.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal,

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