FORT KNOX; Congressional Record Vol. 166, No. 29
(Senate - February 12, 2020)

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                               FORT KNOX

  Mr. McCONNELL. Madam President, yesterday, the U.S. Army and the 
Commonwealth of Kentucky both received some really great news.
  Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy and Army Chief of Staff GEN James 
McConville announced that Fort Knox will be the headquarters for the 
new Army Corps. They stopped by my office last night to discuss the 
good news.
  The new Fifth Corps will support U.S. forces and operations in 
Europe, helping fulfill requirements of the national defense strategy. 
It is expected to bring more than 600 additional soldiers to Fort Knox.
  Along with Congressman Brett Guthrie and Senator Paul, I had urged 
Army leadership to select Fort Knox for this new corps headquarters, 
and, obviously, we think they made a great choice.
  Now Fifth Corps will join the eight commands already stationed there, 
including the Army's Human Resources, Recruiting, and Cadet Commands. I 
have worked for years to help ensure that Fort Knox receives the 
national attention that it deserves.
  It is really great to see the Army agrees that its high-quality 
facilities are perfect for this new headquarters. The extraordinary 
work of the Knox Regional Development Alliance has made it a wonderful 
place both to live and to work--both for servicemembers and for their 
families.
  Last year I was proud to host Defense Secretary Mark Esper in 
Kentucky to meet with members of the Fort Knox community. I am 
certainly grateful to him, Secretary McCarthy, and General McConville 
for recognizing our potential.

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