here - Fort Polk Progress

Report
A Community Call to Action
to Respond to:
Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment
July 8, 2014
Background
• Last year 570,000 to 490,000.
• Army will continue to decrease Army’s
end-strength from 490,000 to
potentially 420,000.
• Army will use the same process:
– Supplemental Programmatic
Environmental Assessment,
including a 60 day public comment
period and listening sessions across
the country at each installation.
– Military Value Analysis
• Fort Polk will be scrutinized again Public Action is hugely important to
make our case.
Fort Polk Current Population
STRATEGIC DEPLOYABILITY
FORSCOM UNITS
TRAINING CENTER
OF EXCELLENCE
ADCON(-)
4
JRTC
Operations
Group
162nd
Infantry
Brigade
4 BCT
10th MTN
Div
1st Maneuver
Enhancement
Brigade
115th
Combat
Support
Hospital
US Army
Garrison /
MSE
1,093
951
3,722
2066
254
299
Dental
Activity
Medical
Activity
29
348
* Military Strength AUTH as of 12 Jul 12
Current Strength:
Fort Polk also supports:
Total Military
8,844
Dependents
14,407
Rotation / Transient
4,000+
DA/Other Civilians
1,962
Contractors
4,511
TOTAL
33,756
Reserve Component
200
Dependants 456
RC Trained (CY12)
1,878
Retiree
26,393
Dependants 47,507
TOTAL
76,343
Special Considerations
• Army will consider 30 installations this time; up from 21
installations analyzed in 2013.
• Increased scope based on severity of potential cuts and
budget situation confronting the Army.
• Army is downsizing from 570,000 to potentially 420,000 in
just a few years - unprecedented action.
• Fort Polk Progress will coordinate a comprehensive response
addressing our unique situation and military value.
• Louisiana Congressional delegation, Governor, and local
government leaders are united and up-to-speed on our planof-action, to include funding.
Let’s Remember….
• We succeeded in 2013 during
the first phase of Army
downsizing.
• In June 2013, the Army
announced the inactivation of 10
Army Brigade Combat Teams.
• In communities like our own, five
BCTs are being inactivated this
year; five more will be disbanded
in 2015.
• Your participation saved the
4/10 BCT at Fort Polk.
– Most public comments
– Organized and superb turn-out
during Listening Session
Timeline to Action
• Public Comment Period: Today through August 25, 2014.
• Action: Please sign /send a public comment:
 Written letter provided to you by Fort Polk Progress or your
own.
 Change.Org petition.
 Fort Polk Progress website fortpolkprogress.com with link to
public comments.
 Write directly to the Army.
US Army Environmental Command
Attn: SPEA Public Comments
2540 Connell Road, Bldg 2264
Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston
TX, 78234-7664
 Email directly to the Army at: [email protected]
 Call the Army toll free: 855-846-3940.
Timeline to Action
• Listening Sessions: Likely September thru March 2015:
• Details will be forthcoming.
• Your participation is critical.
Decision and Impacts
• Final Decision: Likely Spring-Summer 2015:
• Impacts:
• Only One Alternative and One No Action Alternative.
• Alternative One is a potential loss of 6500 Army personnel.
• Cascading impacts could impact Bayne Jones Hospital.
• Contributes to a boom or bust cycle of Army stationing at
Fort Polk that is not good for the Army or for the
communities in the region.
• Total loss in Fort Polk region (Soldiers, Army civilians and
families) is estimated at over 16,000.
Timeline to Action
• Public Comment Period: Today through August 25, 2014.
• Action: Please sign /send a public comment:
 Written letter provided to you by Fort Polk Progress or your
own.
 Change.Org petition.
 Fort Polk Progress website fortpolkprogress.com with link to
public comments.
 Write directly to the Army.
US Army Environmental Command
Attn: SPEA Public Comments
2540 Connell Road, Bldg 2264
Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston
TX, 78234-7664
 Email directly to the Army at: [email protected]
 Call the Army toll free: 855-846-3940.

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