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Fort Sill and Lawton community await news from Pentagon on possible troop cuts

LAWTON, Okla._ Fort Sill should find out how Thursday if it will be impacted by the U.S. Army's next round of reductions.
 

The reductions will include eliminating about 40,000 troops by 2017. A U.S. Defense official say about 17,000 civilian employees will also be cut. The Obama administration has promised to scale the Army back to its lowest troop level since World War II. The Army announced in 2013 that it planned to cut about 80,000 troops. 
 

The Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce has called a press conference for Thursday afternoon to talk about the results. They helped with a large presentation to DOD officials last December, arguing Fort Sill should not lose 6,800 personnel.


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