- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe says the Fort Sill Army Post in southwest Oklahoma will actually gain more than 200 additional troops as part of the U.S. Army’s cost-saving plan to reduce the active-duty force by 40,000 troops over the coming two years.

After briefings with the U.S. Army on Thursday, Inhofe announced that Fort Sill will gain 219 additional troops over the next two fiscal years.

Inhofe is the senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Fort Sill fared far better than many other domestic bases. The Army said at least six bases will lose 1,200 or more soldiers as part of the plan. The Army’s civilian workforce will be cut as many as 17,000 over the same period.

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