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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado is bracing for the loss of more than 100 jobs as the U.S. Air Force trims its workforce.

According to a report obtained by the Colorado Springs Gazette, the Air Force is expected to brief Congress Thursday on the cuts. The Air Force has said it will cut $500 billion from defense spending over a decade and eliminate 12,000 civilian jobs in 2012.

Officials in Colorado Springs say they are especially vulnerable to military cuts because 40 percent of the economy is tied to the military.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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