Army reduction plan draws concerns about Fort Campbell
by Franklin Clark, Reporter --
Aug 27, 2014 | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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The potential loss of 16,000 soldiers at Fort Campbell would be “catastrophic,” according to a letter written by Ricky Turner, chairman of the Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist Commission.

At their meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14, members of the Cadiz-Trigg County Planning Commission signed the letter in question. It talks about the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment, which is part of the U.S. Army’s 2020 Force Structure Realignment.

“This region depends on Fort Campbell as our primary economic driver and employer with an annual $4.7 billion impact,” Turner wrote. “There is no sector that will be untouched. We will suffer tremendous loss if these individuals are taken from out of the area, as well as denying soldiers all of the benefits of living in this region.”

The Cadiz-Trigg County Tourist Commission isn’t the only group with concerns about the proposed reduction. District One U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (R) said that while the SPEA is a worst-case scenario, the force cut would have severe economic repercussions on the region.

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