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Force reduction number announced for Ft Huachuca
County Supervisor Email | Pat Call

Posted on 06/26/2013 3:38:49 PM PDT by SandRat

Some news just in from Senator Flake's office this afternoon regarding the Army's Force Structure decisions and how they affect Fort Huachuca.

The delegation briefing notice from the Pentagon's Army Readiness Liaison reported that Fort Huachuca will have a loss of only 31 'slots' or 'spaces' by 2019 as a result of the military's reduction in size. The notice indicated the number of solders on the Fort in 2012 was 2590 and will be reduced to 2559 by the year 2019.

Very little additional information was contained in the notice. I'm sure over the next day or so more details will be forthcoming but that's all the information I have at the moment.


TOPICS: Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: announced; defense; forcereduction; fthuachuca; military; number; obama; vanity

1 posted on 06/26/2013 3:38:50 PM PDT by SandRat
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To: SandRat

31 positions in six years out of more than 2500 sounds like attrition.

2 posted on 06/26/2013 3:42:23 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: SandRat

Not to worry. The displaced can all get jobs at the IRS enforcing Obamacare.

3 posted on 06/26/2013 3:44:50 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard
at the IRS enforcing Obamacare.

Those are all attorneys.

That provision was a "jobs program" for lawyers.

4 posted on 06/26/2013 3:45:56 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: SandRat

Flake PRETENDING that he is relevant!

5 posted on 06/26/2013 3:52:57 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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From: Linton, Tanja M CIV (US)Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 5:52 PMSubject: News Release: Army force structure, stationing decision will result in a minor decrease to Fort Huachuca’s personnel numbers

(UNCLASSIFIED) Classification: UNCLASSIFIEDCaveats: NONE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE NO: 13-023CONTACT: Tanja M. Linton, Media Relations Officer 520.533.1287 or Blackberry 520.371.8368

Army force structure, stationing decision will result in a minor decrease to Fort Huachuca’s personnel numbers FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. - The force reductions announced by the Department of the Army today will result in a relatively minor decrease of approximately31 permanent party personnel spaces by 2017 at Fort Huachuca. This number takes into account the relocation of the 11th Tactical Theater Signal Brigade Headquarters. We do not have exact numbers at this time, but we expect the impact on the training throughput to be minimal.

While the number of brigade combat teams will drop to 33, the reorganization associated with the reduction maintains basic combat power and should retain a similar amount of associated combat enablers who train at Fort Huachuca. The Department of the Army announced force structure and stationing decisions associated with the active component end-strength reduction of80,000 soldiers, resulting in an Army end-strength of 490,000 (a 14 percent reduction across the active component force) by 2017.

These reductions are consistent with fiscal constraints resulting from the Budget Control Act of2011 and defense planning guidance issued in 2012, but do not reflect additional reductions that will be required if sequestration-driven funding reductions remain unmitigated.

With this force structure, the Army retains its adaptability and flexibility to provide Regionally Aligned and Mission-Tailored Forces in support of national defense requirements. The Department of the Army held a community outreach session here in April to gather community-unique considerations to support the Army making the best decisions to realign its force structure.
-30- tmlTanja M. LintonMedia Relations OfficerFort Huachuca Public Affairs Office3015 Carnahan St., Bldg. 21115Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-7027

6 posted on 06/26/2013 4:22:45 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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