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Army cuts will cost Arizona base Fort Huachuca

FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. — Arizona’s Fort Huachuca will lose
five percent of its force as the U.S. Army plans to downsize.

Fort Huachuca is in southern Arizona near Sierra Vista and is an important part
of the region’s economy.

The Army announced it was cutting down from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers

At Fort Huachuca, that means 114 active duty personnel will be eliminated over
the next two years. The base has lost 40 percent of its positions since fiscal
year 2001.

U.S. Rep. Martha McSally of Arizona called Fort Huachuca a national treasure
and said it was home to one of the military’s most important missions. Fort
Huachuca is the home of the Army’s Intelligence Center.