Beale Air Force Base — which took the brunt of the first round of local federal sequestration cuts — would figure to be hardest hit again in the second round in a couple of months.

Area Congressman John Garamendi, D-Walnut Grove, painted a bleak picture last week about what might happen to the bases in his district — Beale and Travis Air Force Base — if the second round of automatic cuts happen as scheduled.

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