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Guthrie: Cuts to Fort Knox Will Significantly Affect Kentucky


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Brett Guthrie today issued the following statement following the announcement that Fort Knox's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division will be inactivated:

"Inactivating the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Knox is extremely disappointing news for Kentucky's Second District. This cut was a direct result of the President's Defense Planning Guidance of 2012. Fort Knox is a unique facility and losing this unit of soldiers will significantly affect not only Hardin County, but the entire Commonwealth of Kentucky.

"The President's Defense Planning Guidance of 2012 was a unilateral effort to reduce DOD spending and ultimately cut the 12 Brigade Combat Teams. This decision impacts not only the soldiers, some of whom are currently serving in Afghanistan, but also their families.

"The good news is that Human Resources Command is not expected to see any cuts. As the consequences of this decision unfold, I will work with officials at Fort Knox to ensure the facility maintains its prestige and its vital role in training and serving our nation's soldiers."

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