Kentucky lawmakers urge Army to select Fort Knox as new headquarters


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WASHINGTON D.C. (WEHT) – US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-Ky.) announced Thursday that they sent a letter to Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff of the Army General James McConville asking for Fort Knox to be the home of the new corps headquarters.

The new headquarters would bring more than 600 additional soldiers to Kentucky.

They would support US forces and operations in Europe.

The Kentucky delegation wrote, “As strong advocates for our nation’s military, we have been proud to support full funding for the defense budget in support of the selfless patriots in our all-volunteer force…As you consider potential headquarters locations that best meet the Army’s readiness needs, we ask that you keep Fort Knox’s many assets foremost in mind…Locating the new headquarters at Fort Knox would clearly provide a significant return on investment for the Army.”

The Army will choose a location soon and activate the new headquarters in October 2020.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 6, 2020)

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