Army

April 12, 2013

Army listens to community concerns about potential force reductions

Tanja Linton
Media Relations Officer

The Department of the Army is reaching out to gather community-unique considerations to support the Army making the best decisions to realign its force structure to 490k to achieve the fiscal reductions required by the Budget Control Act of 2011, while mitigating – to the extent possible – impacts to local communities. This is not sequestration.

Local residents can provide their comments during a listening session 10 a.m. – noon, today at Murr Community Center here.

With an Active Component reduction of 80,000 Soldiers (from 570,000 Soldiers to 490,000 by the end of fiscal year 2017) many installations will be impacted. Reductions are required to address the need to reduce Army expenditures while reconfiguring the force to support the Army mission.

The Army is evaluating the impact of end-strength reductions and potential realignments on communities surrounding military installations. The Army must ensure it can field and sustain a force of sufficient size, capability and configuration to meet the nation’s current and projected future security and defense requirements.

The Army is conducting Community Listening Sessions in April at up to 30 installations with significant military and civilian populations to collect and consider additional community input in Army decision making; inform relevant audiences of future Army force realignments to ensure single voice communication within the Army; and to communicate the processes the Army is using to make the best decisions to execute the directive to reduce the Army’s end strength. Fort Huachuca is one of those 30 installations.

No decisions about future Army force alignments have not been made at this time.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Stephanie Caffall

Women’s history showcased during special event Wednesday

Stephanie Caffall Fort Huachuca’s Thunder Mountain Activity Centre was the site of an event titled, “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives” Wednesday in celebration for National Women’s History Month. After the reading...
 
 
DoD

DOD warns troops, families to be cyber crime smart

WASHINGTON — Defense Department employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, according to DOD’s chief information officer. Terry Halvorsen issued a DOD-wide memorandum March 18 about the growing threat of cybercrime “phishing” and “spear phishing” in e...
 
 

Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

WASHINGTON — During National Nutrition Month in March, “we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals,” said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho. This year’s theme is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle,” she said. The Performance Triad focuses on the importance of sleep, activity and nutrition...
 

 
Natalie Lakosil

Convoy exercise helps ready 111th MI Bde. for emergencies

Natalie Lakosil Soldiers from the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade take a short rest in lower Garden Canyon before returning to the motor pool as part of a convoy training exercise Wednesday. The exercise helps the brigade s...
 
 

Fort Huachuca Criminal Punishment Bulletin – February

For the month of February, in addition to Court-Martial and U.S. Federal Court Proceedings, 31 Soldiers were disciplined under Article 15, UCMJ; and 25 Soldiers were administratively separated, including 2 for misconduct. The following are notable recent criminal proceedings: A specialist assigned to the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion was tried at a General Court-Martial. The...
 
 
Natalie Lakosil

111th MI Bde. NCO, Soldier, Platoon Sgt. of Quarter winners selected

Natalie Lakosil Sgt. Jason Grider, Alpha Company, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion, inspects uniforms during the in-ranks inspection portion of the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade Non-commissioned Officer of the Quarte...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin