HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  • THANK YOU!

    11/27/14 08:57:11 AM

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING Nashville! From everyone here at FOX 17, we are thankful for your support and hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!  click here for more

WZTV - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Communities write letters to stave off Army cuts

Stream WZTV Fox 17 Newscasts LIVE starting with Fox 17 This Morning at 4:30am, News at 5:30pm and News at 9pm & 10 pm.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Communities around Fort Campbell are asking residents to write or sign letters to the U.S. Army in an effort to stave off significant cuts at the sprawling Army post that straddles the Tennessee-Kentucky state line.
   The Army said in July that Fort Campbell could lose half its civilian and military workforce -- about 16,000 people -- and take an economic hit of $863 million if maximum cuts in both budget and force size are reinstated in 2016. That's twice the amount as originally projected.
   Clarksville, Tennessee, Mayor Kim McMillan said residents can sign pre-written letters or write their own.
   Christian County, Kentucky, Chamber of Commerce official Kensley Marcus said the letters are a way to tell Army officials how cuts would negatively affect the area around the post.

Follow us on Twitter @wztv_fox17 and LIKE us on Facebook for updates.