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Okla. senator issues warning for military members


MIDWEST CITY, Okla.—An Oklahoma senator is warning members of the military that jobs at Tinker Air Force Base are about to be impacted by decisions in Washington.

In a statement Wednesday, Sen. Jim Inhofe warned that defense cuts could have a big impact on military jobs in Oklahoma.

Sen. Inhofe said up to 16,000 civilian employees at Tinker would face a furlough situation, along with thousands of others at other bases across the state.

The cuts would also impact equipment and maintenance at all facilities.

Sen. Inhofe is a ranking member of the Armed Services Committee.