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Budget cutbacks could cut Savannah area military

Special to SEGAZINE

The Army says in a new report that future automatic budget cuts in Washington could cost Georgia thousands of additional military jobs.

The Army’s numbers are hypothetical, worst-case predictions. They show up to 16,000 soldiers and civilians lost at Fort Stewart near Savannah, as many as 10,800 jobs cut at Fort Benning in Columbus and up to 4,600 positions axed at Fort Gordon in Augusta. Income losses could top $1.7 billion.

WJCL News.

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