ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A spokesman for the U.S. Army in Alaska says the state is facing a loss of 373 soldiers by late 2015.

The Army says Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks will gain 367 soldiers by the end of fiscal year 2015, pushing the number of authorized personnel to 6,198 soldiers.

The number at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, however, will drop to 4,598, a loss of 780 soldiers.

The Army is reducing active personnel to 490,000, a loss of 80,000 Soldiers, to meet requirements of the Budget Control Act of 2011.

The Army says restructuring will allow it to retain adaptability and flexibility to provide “regionally aligned and mission-tailored forces” to meet national defense requirements.

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