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FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) -

Soldiers and loved ones gathered together at Fort Benning to bid farewell to the 192nd Infantry Brigade.

The Discontinuance Ceremony took place June 19 on the parade field behind the National Infantry Museum.

The discontinuance is part of the Army's initiative to reshape its forces to more effectively meet National Security requirements.

Since the last wartime highpoint in 2010, the number of soldiers who train annually at Fort Benning has dropped approximately 23 percent, resulting in fewer units needed to support the training load.

Col. Ronald Clark says that in the last three years, the installation has gone from 12,000 trainees to 8,000 trainees this year.

"We only have 11 companies of basic combat training and you don't need a brigade headquarters in order to command 11 companies," he says. "So it's the right thing to do with regard to the Army, in terms of right-sizing the formation as we go forward."

Clark says no jobs were lost in the transition. Those affected have been assigned to new positions.

The restructuring will save the Army an estimated $1.6 million in the 2014 fiscal year.

The dicontinuance of the 192nd Infantry Brigade is reportedly not a result of sequestration.    

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