(AP) - The Air Force says roughly 100 jobs are being phased out in a unit that provides technical services at a southwestern Illinois air base.
The Air Force Network Integration Center cuts at Scott Air Force Base involve 99 positions. Fifty-three of them are civilian jobs.
Air Force spokesman Andy Roake says the eliminations expected to take place through 2015 are due to budget constraints.
The jobs include middle-level management, staff and policy consultation positions.
The Air Force recently announced plans to cut 22,500 positions this year.
The Scott base is about 25 miles east of St. Louis.