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Fort Campbell officials discuss how Army restructuring affects post

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Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer
FORT CAMPBELL, KY (WSMV) -

The communities in and around Fort Campbell must be breathing a sigh of relief after learning the effects of the U.S. Army drawdown on the 101st Airborne Division should be minimal.

Military leaders on post put the government cuts to the army into perspective Thursday, saying the overall reduction of personnel at Fort Campbell will only lose about 1 percent.

Approximately 320 soldiers will be eliminated over the next five years, mostly through attrition and a restructuring of battalions.

"Fort Campbell is very well positioned now. We will be well positioned during these changes, and we will be very well positioned in the future as a great place to train and a great place to live and a great place to raise a family," said Brig. Gen. Mark Stammer.

The cuts in forces do not include the federal budget sequestration. Leaders say it's impossible to know right now what those might be.

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