Sinema Meets with Commanding General of Fort Huachuca, Underscores Her Support for the Base

Sep 24, 2019

Sinema discussed her efforts to ensure Fort Huachuca projects receive the funding they need

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today met with Major General Laura Potter, Commanding General of Fort Huachuca, and discussed her support for Fort Huachuca.

“Fort Huachuca needs the funding Congress appropriated to meet its mission, train our Soldiers, and keep America safe,” said Sinema.

Sinema opposes the recent decision to cut $30 million in congressionally-mandated funding from Fort Huachuca. Sinema recently visited the European Command where she saw firsthand how intelligence training, like the training Soldiers receive at Fort Huachuca, is essential in preparing our country to respond to threats from Russia, China, and other bad actors around the globe.

Fort Huachuca is home to the U.S. Army’s Intelligence Center of Excellence, which produces top Army intelligence Soldiers and officers. Fort Huachuca is the largest employer in Cochise County and it has the largest economic impact of any military installation in Arizona. In 2017, Arizona estimated Fort Huachuca is directly or indirectly responsible for more than 21,000 jobs, nearly $1 billion in wages, and $2.9 billion in output. In 2016, Fort Huachuca had a population of about 5,000 active duty servicemembers, 7,400 military family members, and 6,800 civilian employees.