Tennessee Military
3:30 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Fort Campbell Predicted To Lose Big In US Army Budget Cuts

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A report detailing the “worst-case” scenarios finds US Army posts and surrounding communities nationwide would lose up to 80% of military and civilian workforces, including Fort Campbell. The report predicts the effects of maximum cuts in both budget and force size at the end of the decade. The aim is to trim the size of the US military from a 2012 level of 562,000 to 420,000 by 2020.

Fort Campbell is home of the 101st Airborne Division and would lose half its civilian and military workforce, about 16,000 people. The base would also lose $863 million in funding.

The findings were issued by the US Army Environmental Command at Fort Sam Houston in Texas.