(WBIR, Ft. Campbell) Two Kentucky Army posts are each going to lose an active duty combat brigade under a restructuring plan announced by the US Army.
The brigades at Fort Campbell and Fort Knox will be eliminated by 2017.
Fort Campbell's spokesman says soldiers in the deactivated brigades would be transferred to other units.
A brigade typically has about 3,500 soldiers. In all, the Army plans to eliminate at least 12 combat brigades at 10 bases, decreasing the number of troops by 80,000.
The cuts are not due to sequestration, but more cuts could come down the road.
"Full sequestration could require another significant reduction in active guard and reserve force structure, as much as 100,000 combined," said Ray Odierno, Army chief of staff.
The current cuts do not affect National Guard or Reserve brigades and units.
On Monday, Fort Campbell announced it was moving its 3,000 civilian employees to a four-day work week as part of furloughs.