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FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson and city council members voted unanimously Tuesday for a resolution that will hopefully put a stop to what could be the end of thousands of jobs at Fort Benning.

After an environmental study the U.S. Army is looking at ways to slashing its budget including possibly cutting the 3rd brigade.

We spoke with Mayor Tomlinson who says this could have a significant impact on not just Fort Benning but the city as well.

"It's going to extract a lot of pain if it actually get to that point in three weeks, so there is a lot of encouragement to find another responsible course," said Mayor Tomlinson.   

This potential cut could cost about 10,000 jobs--impacting about 4,000 soldiers and 3,000 civilian workers.

Mayor Tomlinson says they have the full support of congressman Sandford Bishop--- who initially encouraged the council to send the resolution to the U.S. Army in Washington. 

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