As has been reported widely in the last few weeks, the U.S. Army is considering vast cuts to both Ft. Campbell and Ft. Knox as part of the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment (SPEA).  Recently, Ft. Knox and the surrounding communities were hit very hard with a troop drawdown, and with the SPEA Ft. Campbell could lose as many as 16,000 – roughly half the installation which brings an estimated $4.7 Billion economic boost to the Pennyrile region.  Today is the deadline to submit public comments, which can be done by email or by phone here:

U.S. Army Environmental Command
ATTN: SPEA Public Comments
2450 Connell Road (Bldg 2264)
Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7664

direct email:usarmy.jbsa.aec.nepa@mail.mil
or call 210-466-1590
toll free: 855-846-3940

I sent letters on behalf my constituents in support of both installations, with courtesy copies heading to my own federal Congressional delegation, the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Odierno, and Secretary of the Army John McHugh.  You can see my letters here:

 SPEA Ft. Campbell Letter

SPEA Ft. Campbell Letter

 SPEA Ft. Knox Letter

SPEA Ft. Knox Letter