Tennessee Representative Joe Pitts
Clarksville, TN – A new year is here and looking forward into 2015, we have much to be grateful for this year. I continue to be in awe and inspired by our soldiers and their families who continue to answer the clarion call. Let’s continue to keep them in our prayers every day.
I am writing to remind you of the “listening session” scheduled for Tuesday, January 20th, 2015, 6:00pm at the Family Readiness Center inside Gate One at Fort Campbell, KY.
This listening session is our opportunity to demonstrate our tangible support for our soldiers and their families of Fort Campbell. We are looking for a standing room only crowd that day and your attendance will make all the difference.
As you will recall, the listening session is part of the evaluation process by the US Department of Defense, as officials in that department consider troop reductions at military installations around the country.
As proposed, the reductions for Fort Campbell could be drastic and it is especially disconcerting considering the dangerous events around the globe.
The state of Tennessee and Commonwealth of Kentucky governments, along with the local governments of Montgomery County, City of Clarksville, Hopkinsville, Oak Grove and Christian County will make a coordinated presentation to the committee.
Please send out the alert to your family, friends and others about the need to get a large crowd at the event on January 20th. We have been assured by officials on Post that access through Gate 1 will be as easy as showing a government issued identification card and then driving straight through.
I hope to see you on January 20th. Happy New Year!