The Department of the Army’s announcement in deactivating a brigade in 10 military installations including Fort Campbell and Fort Knox by 2017 has become the talk of the town, especially for local military families and organizations that work closely with the military.
Christian County Chamber of Commerce President Carter Hendricks says he has been following the situation closely and spoke about information he received and how Fort Campbell will be impacted as a result of the decision.
Hendricks says he was not surprised about the announcement and that after speaking with military officials he is glad to know Fort Campbell will be minimally impacted, since the post will only lose about 300 soldiers as a result of the deactivation of the 4th
Brigade Combat Team, while soldiers in the brigade will be absorbed into other units.
The deactivation of a brigade in 10 military installations across the nation, represents the reduction of 80,000 soldiers from the force and a 14 percent reduction army-wide.