(FRIENDS OF FORT KNOX) In a document from the US Army Environment Command published on June 26, 2014, the U.S. Army has advised that it may be forced to take up to 4,100 additional military and civilian personnel out of Fort Knox by the end of JY19. If these cuts take place, the region surrounding Fort Knox stands to lose some $431M in income and experience and a loss of some 9,650 jobs.
We cannot sit back and allow this to happen to our communities and Fort Knox.
The One Knox Policy Council of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the CORE Committee, Inc. is asking the public to electronically sign a letter discouraging the Army from making further cuts in personnel at Fort Knox.
The Army has established a 60 day window (June 26 to August 25) in which interested parties can send comments to the US Environmental Command. We need concerned citizens from around the Commonwealth to respond to this Army proposal by August 25, 2014. The One Knox website is www.oneknox.com/letter and offers a form letter that can be digitally signed and automatically forwarded to the U.S. Army Environmental Command directly from the website. We are hoping to have a total of 20,000 plus responses by the COB 25 August deadline. Anyone who has an interest in the well-being of Fort Knox can and should send a letter or email to the Army. If you are a business owner or officer, please pass this information on to your employees as soon as possible.
Written letters should be mailed to the following address:
U.S. Army Environmental Command
ATTN: SPEA Public Comments
2450 Connell Road (Building 2264)
Joint base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7664
Email letters from the public can be sent to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to all for helping move this along quickly. Our goal is 20,000 plus responses by close of business on the 25th of August 2014.
SEND A LETTER TODAY!!
Brad Richardson, CEO
Hardin County Chamber of Commerce
MG (Ret) Bill Barron, Executive Director
CORE Committee, Inc.