WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rand Paul today issued the following statement regarding the announcement of Army personnel reductions and the impact on military installations in Kentucky.
“Kentucky has absorbed a disproportionate amount of troop cuts in the past and, while I am disappointed to see any more from Fort Campbell, it is reassuring to know the Army recognizes the value of our bases and backed away from its earlier plans for devastating new cuts,” Sen. Paul said.
In the past year, Sens. Paul and Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued two letters to the Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel voicing their concerns  with the proposed Army cuts. Both letters can be found HERE and HERE.
In January 2015, Sen. Paul participated in the Fort Campbell and Fort Knox community listening sessions and spoke in favor of protecting and expanding Army personnel at both Kentucky bases.

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