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Meeting held in Hinesville to discuss military post impact in Georgia

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GEORGIA (WTOC) -

Would the Pentagon ever close or shrink Fort Stewart or Hunter Army Airfield?

State lawmakers met with community leaders from Hinesville to Kingsland to talk about the impact military posts have on Georgia. They talked about what the state can do to strengthen the chances for Georgia locations to survive the next round of federal military cuts in 2019.

State representatives say it takes more than just protecting one place.

“As the state with the fifth largest collection of military installations in this country, we have to work with each other. We're sinking or swimming together,” said GA Rep. Al Williams.

Several communities plan visits to Washington to make their arguments to Pentagon leaders as well.

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