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By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Alabama's four major military installations are staying put. But 11 small Guard and reserve centers around the state will be closed under the Pentagon's Base Closure and Realignment proposal. But most involve only a small number of jobs

Redstone Arsenal, Fort Rucker and the Anniston Army Depot will gain jobs but Maxwell Air Force Base will lose some jobs.

The list showed Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery losing 740 military and 511 civilian positions.

But three major bases in the state will each gain more than 1,000 jobs. The Army Aviation training center at Fort Rucker will add 1,734 military and 154 civilian posts under the plan.

Anniston Army Depot would gain the biggest percentage increase with 1,034 civilian new workers.

Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, would gain a net of 1,655 jobs, most of them listed as mission contractor posts.

The proposal will now be aired at public hearings and considered by a federal base closing commission. It is the first round of closures and realignments in a decade.


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