Barksdale employees face loss of wages

Crystal and Jonathan Rapelje share a light moment with Leslie Draffin, who is a reporter for KTAL Channel 6 in Shreveport, La., during an interview concerning a very serious subject at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., June 19, 2013. Crystal Rapelje, who is a 2nd Lt., and the Officer in Charge of the B-52 Formal Training Unit Intelligence, along with her husband Jonathan, who is a Master Sgt., and the assistant chief of operations for the fire department assigned to the 307th Civil Engineer Squadron, are facing a 20 percent loss in wages in their civilian jobs due to furloughs that may be enforced by the sequestration. Hundreds of thousands government employees face the same type of losses that are scheduled to begin on July 8, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Jeff Walston)

PHOTO BY: Master Sgt. Jeff Walston
VIRIN: 130619-F-KL377-064.JPG
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