Fort Knox and Department of the Army headquarters officials will hold a Community Listening Session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, at the Hardin County Schools Performing Arts Center at John Hardin High School.
The event, open to the public, is an opportunity for area leaders and citizens to comment on factors they believe Army leadership should consider when making decisions about force reductions and restructuring that could affect the greater Fort Knox area.
“We encourage community members to attend the listening session to illustrate the strong support our communities, including Meade County, have for Fort Knox,” said Meade County Chamber and Tourism Director Carole Logsdon.
Options for reducing the Army workforce include cutting an additional 4,100 soldiers and civilian personnel at Fort Knox. This is in addition to the 3,500 soldiers of the 3/1 Brigade Combat Team, which already has been inactivated.
“This forum will be a venue for showcasing the unique strengths and advantages of Fort Knox and the region,” said Brad Richardson, CEO of the Hardin County Chamber of Commerce. “We want to push Army leaders to avoid further cuts and instead grow Fort Knox.”
The listening session is the next step in the Army’s decision-making process and follows a public comment period during which more than 14,000 letters were sent to Army officials in support of Fort Knox. Learn more at oneknox.com/spea-letter-support.