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Fort Hood braces for possible cutbacks

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Communities around Fort Hood are bracing for a possible economic downturn. It's estimated that the post creates a $25 billion economic impact in Central Texas.

It's not known how many jobs could be lost if military cuts proposed by the Obama Administration take place and that unknown is a big concern for small business owners in Killeen.

Military families are also upset the proposal includes making them pay more for medical and housing costs.

"How would I survive something like that? Our troops fight for our country and for them to go out at great lengths to serve us and then cut them and take their money that's ridiculous I find that very, very, appalling," army wife April Perry said.

"No I don't think it's fair, I got out recently about a year ago, and I know I feel the time I served in times of deployments its stuff I earned, stuff I don't think should be taken away because of some of the things I've been through and stuff," Steven Adams, who served 10 years said.

It's estimated about 70,000 jobs are directly linked to Fort Hood. Another 200,000 jobs statewide are indirectly linked to the post.

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