San Diego shipyards face massive budget cuts

SAN DIEGO-The navy has scheduled budget cuts for San Diego ship yards.

The chief of naval operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert, says he has to slash 291 million dollars on ship maintenance, in addition to canceling 83 million in aircraft maintenance contract.

Military Cuts Effect ShipyardsThe San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) calls it “a perfect storm of financial troubles for the navy.”

Nearly 300 worker could be fired and the financial hole in the economy could ripple through the whole of San Diego. “Congress needs to pass a 2013 budget and fast if it wants to keep our military running smoothly,” said Larry Blumberg from SDMAC.

There is a light at the end of this tunnel, because the Navy is shifting it’s priorities to the pacific the jobs will most likely come back in time.