Rally For Our Troops!
The U.S. Army is tasked to reduce its personnel. The first round of reductions must be made by 2017, and two brigade combat teams in Alaska are being considered. On Feb. 23, a delegation of military officials is traveling to Alaska to learn more about brigade combat teams at JBER and Fort Wainwright. If a decision is made to dissolve the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at JBER, Anchorage could lose more than 5,300 military personnel with more than 8,900 dependents. These are our neighbors and friends. The impact to the community would include a loss of hundreds of millions of dollars in the local economy, jobs, workforce and more.
How you can help!
Join together as a community for the Rally For Our Troops event on Feb. 23 at the Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in downtown Anchorage. The military leaders will be attending a Listening Session at the Dena’ina. We need to show them our affection for and appreciation of armed forces stationed in Alaska. The rally will take place from 5 – 6 p.m. This is our opportunity to demonstrate how much we, as a community, value and appreciate the military.
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015
Rally 5- 6 p.m.
Listening Session with Officials: 6 – 8 p.m.
Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center (600 W. 7th Ave)
Be there to show your support
FREE to the public