The Army is slowing down some decisions about where and how it intends to draw down its ranks over the next seven years to meet a mandated force reduction.
It extended a public comment period by one month for discussion on a broad-brush environmental report that analyzes possible cuts to every significant Army installation, including Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment report poses a worst-case cut of 8,000 active-duty soldiers at Lewis-McChord. The base has about 36,000 active-duty soldiers today, as well as another 8,000 service members from the Air Force, Reserves and some Marines. …