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View Diary: Military Family Hearts Are Breaking - updated (174 comments)

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    Fort Rucker.  I suppose there was no way that wasn't going to happen.  When two wars were going on, ex helo pilots were hired right and left for student training.  I was told by a civilian instructor that 25% of specific airframe instructors have been laid off this week.

    It is a mixture of active duty experienced pilots called IPs and ex pilots that are now civilians that do the training.  So the civilian workforce in my area has taken a whopping hit.  The middle class incomes they represented are gone, the local economy lost those multipliers.

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