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LEESVILLE, LA (KPLC) -

Officials in Vernon and Beauregard parishes continue to fight against the proposed troop reduction at Fort Polk.

A public meeting will be held Wednesday, March 20 in Leesville.

It will start at 2 p.m. at the old courthouse on Third Street in downtown Leesville.

A recent Army assessment looked at reducing Fort Polk by 5,300 soldiers and Army civilians.

Local authorities have said that the reductions would be devastating to the area and beyond.

For more information about the meeting, call Avon Knowlton, SWLA Economic Development Alliance Director of Member and Investor Services, at 337-433-3632.

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