Fort Wainwright to hold "Listening Session" on Army Reductions

Reductions in spending have been in discussion and affecting military members and missions here in Interior Alaska and across the nation.

The Army is now scheduled to hold listening sessions at different installations to hear what the public thinks about force reductions this month.

The areas that will hold the sessions are the most likely to feel the impacts and all of USARAK, including Fort Wainwright are included.

The Army will cut approximately 80 thousand soldiers by 2017 and could reduce from 45 brigade combat teams to potentially as few as 32.

No decision has been made yet on how to reduce Army strength to 490,000.