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SC officials, Army general discuss Fort Jackson

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COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -

The effect that proposed reductions in the ranks would have on Fort Jackson will be the topic of a meeting that includes the general in charge of the Army's largest training installation and South Carolina officials.

Fort Jackson spokesman Pat Jones says Brig. Gen. Bradley Becker and members of the South Carolina Military Base Task Force meet Thursday to discuss the effect of the proposed reductions.

The Pentagon proposed its $496 billion spending plan for 2015 earlier this month. Under the budget, the Army shrinks from 490,000 active-duty soldiers to 440,000 to 450,000 over the coming five years.

Fort Jackson trains more than 60,000 soldiers annually. More than half of all soldiers go through basic combat training at the site, as well as 61 percent of all female Army soldiers.

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