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Closure costs Air Force base $6M in payroll

Associated Press • Jan 10, 2014 at 1:30 PM

The Dayton Daily News reported the closure days at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton cost the military more than $3.3 million per day — including about $2.1 million for civilian workers and $1.2 million for military personnel.

The base provided the numbers at the newspaper’s request.

Base spokesman Daryl Mayer said it was all about safety. Dangerously cold weather shut down schools, colleges and some businesses in the area earlier this week.

The base closed Monday for the second time since Dec. 6. Base officials said some of the employees worked from home.

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