WRIGHT-PATTERSON A.F.B., Ohio (WDTN) - In their 60 years of prepping pizzas, those at Giovanni's have learned a thing or two about slices and what it means to have less dough.
"You take a 20 percent cut and it hits, it's like whoa," says Giovanni's owner Tony Spaziani.
But for once, the Fairborn restaurant will be happy with a smaller chunk of the pie with word that 13,000 Wright-Patterson workers will only have to take 14 unpaid days off instead of 22.
"It's going to help a lot," Spaziani says.
Representative Mike Turner says the change stems from a spending bill Congress passed that shifts $10 billion from buying equipment to supporting salaries.
Turner thinks this should be just the beginning.
"This gap needs to be closed completely," Turner says. "This should not be happening to the great men and women who serve our nation."
You won't get much argument with that statement at Giovanni's.
It's one of the only Italian restaurants where you'll find airplanes among the artwork, a sign of how key of an ingredient the base is for Fairborn.
"The base has an outstanding impact on our Fairborn community," says Fairborn Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Paul Newman. "It's one of the lifebloods of our community."
The base is one of the few things that's been around longer than Giovanni's.
The restaurant still does things the same as it has since it opened in 1953.
It hopes that soon that stability will return for base workers as well.
"It's just that we're up in the air," Spaziani says.
2 NEWS contacted Wright-Patterson Air Force Base but officials did not want to comment because they say they've not received official word yet from the Defense Department about the furlough reductions.
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