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Senator Chambliss’ tour of military-base communities continues at Fort Gordon on Monday

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As part of a statewide tour of military-base communities, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) will be visiting Fort Gordon on Monday, August 20 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the impact that the potential budget sequestration will have on our national security, our military and on Georgia's defense infrastructure.

Chambliss, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, will be joined by U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson and U.S. Rep. John Barrow. The event is open to the press.

Leading military officials, including Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, have warned that sequestration will adversely affect America's military. He noted that if the military sustains $1 trillion in cuts over the next decade, "we would have the smallest ground forces since 1940, the smallest number of ships since 1915, and the smallest Air Force in history."

Chambliss' tour includes additional stops in Savannah, Albany, Columbus, Cobb County, Warner Robins, Valdosta and Kings Bay as he continues to talk about the need for the federal government to control spending in a responsible way.

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