Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Army Community Listening Session Huge Success

A Message from South Sound Military and Communities Partnership:

Hello and THANK YOU for your participation in the Army's listening session about a proposed 11,000 reduction in force (active duty and civilian contractors) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Over 500 people attended today's event and 67 people testified in person, including WA Governor Jay Inslee, Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy, Thurston County Commissioner Sandra Romero, Mayors and Council members from Lacey, Lakewood, Yelm, University Place, DuPont, Olympia, Orting, and many more.  The event ran an hour longer than scheduled due to the large turnout.

If you were in attendance but were not able to speak and have comments to provide, please send them ASAP to:

HQDA G3/5/7
400 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC  20310

Please be sure to state that you were in attendance but were unable to stay the entire time to testify:  "I was there but I couldn't stay the whole time."

The Northwest Now show regarding possible cuts to JBLM will air January 23, 2015 on KBTC at 7:30.  If  you are unable to watch tonight, here’s a link to where you can see the show on our website after 1/23 at 8:00pm:

Today's listening session was recorded by PCTV, and it will be part of the Pierce County News Broadcast that will run daily between 1/29 and 2/5 at 7:30 pm.  You can link to PCTV's website HERE.

Again, thank you for showing your support for and concern about JBLM!

South Sound Military & Communities Partnership

UPDATE:  JAN. 22, 2015

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