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Fort Campbell Officials Speak Out About Losing Brigade

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General Mark Stammer address changes coming to Fort Campbell.  The post will be losing a brigade. General Mark Stammer address changes coming to Fort Campbell. The post will be losing a brigade.

by Marcus Washington 

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - The United States Army is cutting its budget, causing Fort Campbell to slash an entire brigade. The 4th Brigade will be eliminated by 2017.  

Top leaders at the post spoke out about the changes on Thursday to inform the public what the future holds.

"At the end of the day, Fort Campbell is going to lose roughly 320 people," said General Mark Stammer. "That will have obvious impact on the economy and the schools, but 320 out of a post of over 28,000 –while that will be an impact - I believe the impact will be minimal."

No one is actually losing a job, but soldiers will be moved around within the Army.  

"The 506th lineage will live. It will just live within another combat team," Stammer told reporters.

Rather than being transferred, General Stammer said some of the people could retire or decide not to re-enlist.

The news comes a week after forced furloughs were announced by the Department of Defense because of the sequestration. This recent change is in response to the Budget Control Act.

Members of the 4th Brigade are currently in Afghanistan.

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