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McMahon: Sequestration a $55 Million Hit to Midstate

Former commander of Robins Air Force Base's Air Logistics Center, retired Maj. Gen. Robert McMahon, sat down with 13WMAZ's Lorra Lynch Jones to discuss the possible impacts of sequestration.

He said furloughs and cuts in defense contracts could take up to $55 million out of Middle Georgia's economy.

The cuts that come with sequestration may happen automatically on March and would bring furloughs and other cuts for the base.

McMahon said civilian employees would face up to 22 days of furloughs between March and September.

McMahon now leads the 21st Century Partnership in Warner Robins to aid in securing new missions for the base and protecting it during events like sequestration and other cuts.

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