Published: Nov 03, 2011 7:51 PM EDT

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AP) - The special operations command for the Air Force in the Panhandle says it will eliminate 100 civilian jobs as part of budget cuts.
    
Hurlburt Field announced the plans Thursday. The base says more than half of the jobs are already vacant and will remain unfilled. In a news release, the base said other civilian employees could be reassigned. Affected employees would be notified on Thursday and Friday.
    
Other civilian job losses are expected at nearby Eglin Air Force Base where changes were announced Wednesday at that base's Air Armament weapon's testing center.
    
The Air Force plans to eliminate more than 9,000 civilian jobs service wide in a cost-saving move.

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