Comment period open for possible Army reductions

By: Staff
By: Staff

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- The Army is inviting the public to comment on the environmental impacts of possible force reductions.

In July, the U.S. Army Environmental Command in Texas issued a report showing the Army's "worst-case" scenario of a fighting force falling from a 2012 level of 562,000 soldiers to 420,000 by 2020.

In the assessment, Fort Gordon could also lose half its civilian and military workforce -- about 4,000 people -- and take an economic hit of $282.6 million.

The Fort Gordon summary can be found on pages 315-336.

Public comments about the proposed workforce reduction should be e-mailed to

Comments can also be sent by mail to: U.S. Army Environmental Command, Attention: SPEA Public Comments, 2450 Connell Road (Building 2264), Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, 78234-7664.

Public comments must be submitted by Aug. 25.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1212 Augusta, GA 30903 Main Telephone: (803) 278-1212 Newsroom: (803) 278-3111 Fax: (803) 442-4561
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