The Army’s population projections show the troop numbers shrinking to just under 51,000 in the coming years, with upwards of 1,000 fewer contractors and civilians by 2020.
About 1,000 of the lost troops come via the inactivation of the 440th Airlift Wing, which is expected to be finalized next month.
By next year, there should be more Army special operations soldiers on the installation. Growth also is expected within Joint Special Operations Command and among Fort Bragg’s Air Force units.
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