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  Sens. McConnell, Paul and Rep. Guthrie secure Fort Knox as new Army Corps headquarters
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AuthorSarah Ladd
MediaNewspaper - Kentucky Courier Journal
News DateTuesday, February 11, 2020 10:45:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionFort Knox is slated to be the fourth headquarters for the Army Corps, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office said Tuesday, and the news will bring 635 more soldiers to Kentucky.

The new headquarters, which will be called Fifth Corps, or V Corps, will be activated by the fall of 2020.

“Fort Knox has proven itself as a leader in our nation’s armed forces time and again," McConnell said a statement. “As the Army continues modernizing its force structure to counter evolving global threats, Fort Knox is best choice to meet our urgent national defense needs. With its unmatched level of community support, Fort Knox will offer V Corps a warm welcome."

McConnell worked to get Fort Knox as the next headquarters alongside Sen. Rand Paul and U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie, R-Ky. The Senate majority leader said in a news release he was "delighted" that Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Chief of Staff of the Army James McConville agreed.

Paul and Guthrie both said in McConnell's news release that they are "proud" to have V Corps in Kentucky.

“From working to protect Fort Knox’s energy independence capabilities, to advocating for service members at all of our military bases to be counted correctly by the census, I’m proud to be a voice for Kentucky’s soldiers, their families and their communities," Paul said.
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