Local bases escape brunt of Marine Corps cuts
Active-duty ranks to be trimmed by 10 percent over five years
Gretel C. Kovach
7:23 p.m., March 14, 2012
Updated 9:12 p.m.
The Marine Corps plans to cut its active-duty ranks by about 20,000 in the next five years, because of the end of U.S. combat operations in Iraq, the rapid drawdown underway in Afghanistan and national budget strains.