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Fri July 12, 2013
Army Announces Forced Reductions At Ft. Knox, Ft. Campbell Untouched
The head Kentucky’s Commission on Military Affairs said the Army’s recently announced force reductions represent a good news, bad news scenario for the Commonwealth.
Colonel David Thompson testified in Frankfort Thursday before the Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee. He said the good news is that Fort Campbell is relatively unscathed by the cuts.
"Unfortunately, at Fort Knox, Kentucky, the army decided to cut the brigade combat team there," said Thompson. "3rd brigade, 1st infantry division. Inactivate that brigade, which will occur likely in October of 2014, with a loss of 3,3oo soldiers which is 43% of Fort Knox's active component population."
Colonel Thompson said the reductions at Fort Knox will likely take place before the end of next year.