The Defense Department says automatic government spending cuts could see military operations in Texas lose at least $1.7 billion before the end of the fiscal year.
In a Friday letter to Gov. Rick Perry, the department said the Army would lose $233 million in base operations funding across Texas. That includes cuts at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Killeen's Fort Hood and Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.
Meanwhile, Army weapons depot operations in Red River and Corpus Christi may lose as much as $1.4 billion.
The Air Force could lose $92 million, with cuts hitting facilities in San Antonio's Lackland and Randolph bases, as well as Sheppard Air Force Base near the U.S.-Mexico border.
That's an estimated $1.725 billion total by Sept. 30.
Perry's office had no immediate comment.