Bennet Statement on Army Force Structure Decision

Washington, DC - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the following statement on the Army's force structure decision as it relates to Fort Carson:

"We don't want any cuts to Fort Carson. However, in light of the scope of today's announcement, it is clear the Pentagon recognizes the strategic importance of Fort Carson and its missions, the critical role troops stationed there serve in protecting our national security, and all that Colorado offers our service members and their families. We commend the state and local communities for working together during this process to successfully emphasize those points to the Department of Defense.

"Our office will continue to support efforts in Colorado Springs and throughout the state to further enhance the vital relationship between Colorado and our armed services. We will also continue to fight to replace the sequester, which is bad policy that could make these reductions worse and result in indiscriminate cuts to the Department of Defense and throughout the federal government.

"As reductions are made, the Pentagon should provide service members with any resources needed for transition. Colorado's communities stand ready to provide support for service members and their families."

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