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USMC to announce personnel reduction of 10%

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - The Marine Corps has announced they will soon be downsizing active duty personnel, by ten percent during the next four years.

On Tuesday, Marine Corps officials and manpower and reserve specialists will announce the reduction at Camp Pendleton starting this October.

The briefing tour will move to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Wednesday and Twenty Nine Palms Thursday.

The pentagon plans to cut down the number of marines from just over 202,000, to more than 182,000.

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