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The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Wednesday, May 22 is Wanda Morris. If you'd like the chance to be our next Facebook friend of the day, just like the Sunrise Facebook page and leave us a comment.More >>
The Sunrise Facebook friend of the day for Wednesday, May 22 is Wanda Morris.More >>
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It was a call from coworkers on April 24, 1989 that led Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies to the 923 S. Division Street after Beryl Robichaux, 35, failed to show up for shift at a local cab company. "OnceMore >>
It's been more than 24 years since a Lake Charles woman was discovered stabbed to death inside her apartment and authorities still don't have a suspect. In this week's Cold Case Investigation KPLC's Lee Peck takes a look at the circumstances leading up to the murder of Beryl Robichaux.More >>
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One family in Iowa, La. felt helpless as the EF5 tornado touched down in Moore, Okla., a town where relatives lived. For Lisa Farque and Sara LaFargue, it was a terrifying moment watching the tornadoMore >>
Imagine having family in the pathway of the Moore, Oklahoma tornado. For one family in Iowa, that nightmare was a reality. More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:36:47 GMT
It's no secret the Calcasieu Parish School Board's projected budget for the 2013-2014 school year is nearly $13 million in the hole and KPLC is learning teacher reductions is one of their options to reducingMore >>
It's no secret the Calcasieu Parish School Board's projected budget for the 2013-2014 school year is nearly $13 million in the hole and KPLC is learning teacher reductions is one of their options to reducing that deficit.
Tuesday, May 21 2013 9:58 PM EDT2013-05-22 01:58:28 GMT
Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at "Downtown at Sundown" in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 24. Since 2004, the group has blended together various musical stylesMore >>
Travis Matte and the Kingpins will take the stage at Downtown at Sundown in Lake Charles from 6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, May 24.More >>
One of the installations included in the study is Fort Polk.
Others considered include: Fort Benning, Ga.; Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Campbell, Ky.; Fort Carson, Colo.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Gordon, Ga.; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Irwin, Calif; Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.; Fort Knox, Ky.; Fort Lee, Va.; Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Fort Riley, Kan.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Stewart, Ga.; U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii; and U.S. Army Garrison Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Officials said the sites were chosen because they could experience a change in soldiers and civilians that exceeds a total of "plus or minus 1,000 military personnel."
The Army's proposed action evaluated within the study is to reduce the Army's active duty end-strength from 562,000 at the end of Fiscal Year 2012 to 490,000 by Fiscal Year 2020.
The study looks at two primary alternatives:
Alternative #1 would implement force reductions "by inactivating a minimum of eight Brigade Combat Teams, known as BCTs, and realign other combat, combat support, and service support units between Fiscal Year 2013 and Fiscal Year 2020."
Alternative #2 would involve implementing Alternative 1, inactivating additional BCTs, and reorganizing remaining BCTs "by adding an additional combat maneuver battalion and other units."
The study also analyzes a "No Action" alternative, under which the Army would not reduce the size of the force, the release states.
Officials said the Army conducted the study to support "future anticipated changes and reductions to its forces that are necessary to reduce spending while maintaining critical national defense capabilities."
"The implementation of Army force realignment will occur over the course of several years to arrive at an optimally configured force in 2020. Reductions in Army soldiers will also be accompanied by some reduction in civil service employees," the release states.
"Force realignment and some level of force reduction will impact most major Army installations. The implementation of this force rebalancing is necessary to allow the Army to operate in a reduced budget climate, while ensuring the Army can continue to support the nation's critical defense missions," it continues.
Officials said final decisions as to which alternative to implement and which installations will see reductions or unit realignments have not yet been made.
Decisions will be made based on "mission-related criteria and other factors in light of the information contained in the PEA," the release states.
The public can review the PEA and draft FNSI and submit comments on the draft FNSI until Feb. 19.
Officials said comments or questions on the PEA should be submitted to: Public Comments USAEC, Attn: IMPA-AE (Army 2020 PEA), 2450 Connell Road (Bldg 2264), Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234-7664, or emailed to: USARMY.JBSA.AEC.MBX@mail.mil.