Mon., August 31, 2009 7:38am (EDT)

Isakson, Chambliss Seek To Help Army Community
By Associated Press
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Soldiers in training at Fort Stewart in SE Ga. (photo courtesy U.S. Army-Spc Shawn Cassatt).
Soldiers in training at Fort Stewart in SE Ga. (photo courtesy U.S. Army-Spc Shawn Cassatt).
Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss will both be in the southeastern portion of the state Monday to visit Fort Stewart. Georgia’s Republican U.S. Senators will be there to see how neighboring communities such as Hinesville are coping since a Defense Department decision ended plans for an extra brigade at the Army post.

Hinesville leaders were angry when it was learned in June defense officials were backing-off plans to bring a new brigade of 4,000 troops to Fort Stewart. The city’s mayor says more than $450-million had already been invested for new schools, homes and infrastructure in anticipation of the influx.

Senators Isakson and Chambliss have pledged to help the Georgia military community find new investment to replace the loss.