Furloughs Begin in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Unpaid furlough days are underway for more than 10,000 civilian defense workers in Indiana.

The furloughs started Monday after the congressional budget impasse brought about automatic federal spending cuts. The workers are facing 11 unpaid furlough days this summer.

Here in the Fort Wayne Area, the weekly furlough of 200 civilian military technicians began Tuesday at Fort Wayne’s Air National Guard base. According to an article in the Journal Gazette, the 122nd Fighter Wing has cut its flight training schedule from four days a week to three for the rest of the summer.