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City forms new panel to address military cutbacks

Cuts could mean an estimated loss of $380 million to local economy

SAN ANTONIO – The City of San Antonio has announced a new Military Workforce Advisory Panel that will adress potential employment downsizing at Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis.

A proposal calls for 4,000 Army personnel and 2,000 civilian jobs to be cut.

Officials said that could mean an estimated loss of $380 million to the local economy.

The new panel will advise the city on issues ranging from municipal support for current employment levels to the impacts of reductions on the local workforce and the community at large.