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As the war in Iraq and Afghanistan draw to a close the Department of Defense plans to trim more than 480.
Billion dollars from the budget in the coming decade.
Tough choices will be -- and communities that rely on military spending -- on edge.
On Cape Cod 170 positions have been cut from the Otis Air National Guard base mostly jobs in the era.
As we deal with you know -- structure cuts you know everybody realizes that you know sort of -- and part of this solution as we try to you know national debt down.
We look to make sure we -- airmen and their families.
Whenever ways that we can as well as continuing to have dialogue about.
Other missions that we think that we can be well suited for that the air -- -- -- -- capability there.
This -- running community which relies heavily on tourists and during the summer months.
Is not taking the cuts lately especially during the slower off season.
Of course -- distressed by the the military reservation is is -- tech -- to all of the communities that's around it.
Demetrius are gonna topple a system -- and -- soldiers helped his restaurant survive the economic slowdown.
Over the last five years they've been huge.
There's days where you know.
We don't have a lot of other customers the -- -- -- and thank god that military.
Proposed cuts will -- other bases in the -- -- as well including the loss of hundreds of positions in a reduction of cargo planes.
Massachusetts senator Scott Brown who served in the states National Guard for more than thirty -- says the mission providing safety and security comes first.
But the fiscal impact can't be ignored.
That's huge especially here and in this part of the reason -- or five 5000 people serving.
And then you throw in the ancillary jobs in the supporting civilian.
Workforce it's it's it's.
Hundreds of millions of dollars it's critically important and I'm not satisfied that there -- the proposal makes any sense.
Nationwide the air force plans to cut active duty reserve and guard personnel by 9900.
Troops by the end of September next year.
Pentagon officials have also tried to talk about base realignment and closure in the coming years.
But have received heavy push back from congressional leaders on both sides of the political -- On Cape Cod Molly Line Fox News.
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