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Fort Eustis spared deep Army cuts, losing 94 people

Fort Eustis spared deep Army cuts, losing 94 people

Fort Eustis dodged a major blow Thursday when the Army announced it would cut fewer than 100 people from the Newport News post over the next two years in an effort to trim the Army's ranks by 40,000.

Only 94, a combination of active-duty service members and civilians, are on the chopping block, according Lt. Col. Richard Stebbins, an Army spokesman at Fort Eustis -- a relief after months of hearing Eustis could have lost 4,200 people. 

"While any cuts impact the Army's overall mission, here at Fort Eustis we are happy that it didn't cut us as deeply as it did other installations," Stebbins said.

The reduction here amounts to a loss of less...

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