Thank you to everyone who helped pack the PAC at the Army’s Community Listening Session. Nearly 600 residents, business owners, community leaders and elected officials gathered at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center to show our region’s support for Fort Knox, soldiers and their families.
As the Army makes decisions about force reductions and restructuring, hearing from the people of this region was a critical step in making the case for not just preserving, but also growing Fort Knox. Speakers pointed to the investments in support of Fort Knox, the quality of area schools, the post’s impressive energy program, the stellar reputation of Fort Knox’s training ranges and more.
“If the question is how will this community support Fort Knox, I think I can say with full confidence: whatever it takes,” Hardin County Chamber of Commerce President Brad Richardson said that the event.
An Army assessment includes an option to cut the Fort Knox workforce by 4,100. That’s in addition to more than 3,500 personnel leaving Fort Knox with the recent inactivation of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team.
While Army leadership considers its options at Fort Knox and across the country, we urge you to continue to show your support. Tell your friends and neighbors why Fort Knox is critical to the Army and our national defense, our communities and Kentucky’s economy.
Also, contact your representatives in Congress and encourage them to fight for Fort Knox.