Isakson, Perdue, Carter Push Ft. Stewart As Home To New Armored Brigade Combat Team
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA), U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Buddy Carter (GA-01) are urging U.S. Army Secretary Mark Esper to consider Fort Stewart as home to the U.S. Army’s new 16th Armored Brigade Combat Team.
“Fort Stewart is the premier power projection platform on the East Coast, and there is no place in the Army where it is less expensive for combat soldiers to live, train, and deploy. It maintains the largest base east of the Mississippi River with a digital, multi-purpose range complex with training land available for two brigade combat teams to conduct training maneuvers concurrently year-round,” wrote Isakson, Perdue, and Carter.
“Fort Stewart is located within two hours of four major sea ports, and Hunter Army Airfield has the largest runway and aircraft parking capacity east of the Mississippi River. Additionally, coastal Georgia has little to no environmental impediments, a robust frequency spectrum, and large air corridors that can accommodate joint and combined training of any size or scope,”they continued.
Isakson, Perdue, and Carter highlighted Fort Stewart’s existing capacity to receive the 16thArmored Brigade Combat Team and noted that locating it at Fort Stewart would provide a more strategic distribution of armor units around the country. Placing the 16th Armored Brigade Combat Team at Fort Stewart would bring nearly 4,000 soldiers and their families to coastal Georgia.
View the full letter here.