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Rep. Yarmuth Statement on Army Announcement of Force Structure Changes at Ft. Knox

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) issued the following statement on the Army’s announcement of force structure changes at Ft. Knox:

“It’s encouraging that the number of soldiers stationed at Fort Knox will not be cut as part of the Army’s plans to reduce troop size by 40,000. In fact, the base will gain soldiers.  We won’t know what effects these Army-wide reductions may have on civilian employment at the base until September or October, but the concern doesn’t end there.  If Congress doesn’t stop the scheduled sequestration budget cuts from being implemented over the next several years, we should brace ourselves for more rounds of substantial downsizing at our military facilities.”

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