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From Southeast Georgia Friends of Fort Stewart & Hunter
UPDATE! Senator Isakson confirmed that Georgia will lose 4,350 soldiers statewide as part of the Department of Defense’s plans to reduce the Army nationwide. Fort Stewart-Hunter will see a net loss of 950 soldiers. More info. on how that decision was made and how it will be implemented is forthcoming.

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KeepHopeAlive commented on Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 19:00 PM

Just the beginning of many things to come for this area, I believe. Sen. Isakson is a day late and a dollar short on this one. He, of all people, should have had detailed information on this "news". It's his own back yard and he acts like he is just hearing about the cuts. The domino/ripple effect is next. The loss of rental income, the loss of dollars in the local economy, the school system impact funds. Like I said not too long ago, this downward spiral has just started....

Sheran commented on Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 20:15 PM

Don't blame Isakson on this one! Blame the Obama administration... Obama is the shot caller on this one!

KeepHopeAlive commented on Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 21:22 PM

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Decries cuts of 4,350 soldiers in Georgia, demands detailed analysis behind decision, blocks Senate vote on DOD nominee

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., today responded to the continued significant reductions in the size and capability of the U.S. Army.

In a phone call today with Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Isakson learned that the reduction in Army forces includes cuts of 4,350 soldiers from military installations in Georgia as part of the Department of Defense’s plans to reduce the Army nationwide by 40,000 soldiers, from the current level of 490,000 to 450,000 by the end of 2017.

In Georgia, Fort Stewart in Hinesville, Ga., will see a net loss of approximately 950 soldiers, and Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga., will see a net loss of 3,400 soldiers, according to McHugh

Additional cuts to the number of civilian personnel at military bases are expected but have not yet been announced by the Department of Defense.

“I am demanding answers from the Department of Defense on how they are justifying these troop cuts in Georgia. I have also taken steps to block a Senate vote on the president’s nomination of a new congressional liaison for the Department of Defense in light of the Department’s failure to give Congress a heads up before these cuts were made public. I have talked in great detail with Secretary McHugh today and will continue to fight to see to it that we preserve every soldier in Georgia that we can,” said Isakson, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. “We cannot afford to reduce our military readiness at a time when the threats to our security here at home and throughout the world are growing at an alarming rate. Instead, we should be using our military to send a clear signal to the rest of the world that America has no intention of standing down in the fight against the threat of terrorism worldwide.”


Sheran commented on Wednesday, Jul 08, 2015 at 23:00 PM

Go back and read your your comment. Isaksons |"Decries" does not agree with this:


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