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Correction: Fort Drum-Jobs story

Wednesday - 2/20/2013, 3:27pm  ET

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) -- In a story Feb. 19 about job cuts at Fort Drum in northern New York by a military contractor, The Associated Press erroneously reported that some of the operations would be shifted to Army posts in North Carolina and Kentucky. A spokeswoman for the contractor, DynCorp International, says while the jobs are being cut, no operations are being transferred.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Va.-based company to cut 150 jobs at NY's Ft. Drum

Va.-based military contactor plans to cut 150 jobs at NY's Ft. Drum; US budget issues cited

FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) -- A military contractor plans to cut about 150 jobs at New York's Fort Drum.

Officials with Falls Church, Va.-based DynCorp International and Local Lodge 2920 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers tell local media outlets that the company recently notified employees that the jobs at the northern New York post will be cut.

DynCorp employs 220 workers at Fort Drum, where they fix Black Hawk helicopters after they return from deployment overseas.

Company and union officials say the job cuts, expected to start this spring, are a result of concerns over automatic spending cuts pending in Washington.


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