WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT) – Fort Knox in Kentucky has been selected as a new Army headquarters.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) announced today that at their request the Department of the Army selected Fort Knox to be the home of the new corps headquarters. They say the headquarters is urgently needed to fulfill National Defense Strategy requirements and support U.S. forces and operations in Europe.
According to the Army, Fort Knox will be the fourth corps headquarters location activated and will be called Fifth Corps (V Corps).
This new corps headquarters location will bring approximately 635 additional soldiers to Kentucky, which is one of the most military-friendly states in America.
The Army plans to activate V Corps Headquarters by the fall of 2020.
(This story was originally published on Feb. 11, 2020)