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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 097-10
February 05, 2010

Army to Increase Fiscal 2010 Base Operating Support by $500 Million

                Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. announced today that the Army is taking steps to increase funding by $500 million for Base Operating Support (BOS) in fiscal 2010.

 

                 “We will continue to look for efficiencies and best practices, but the bottom line is we will not shortchange our soldiers and their families,” said McHugh.

 

                The Army’s Installation Management Command will continue to work closely with each installation to ensure its essential base operating support needs are met.  Additionally, the Army will conduct a comprehensive mid-year review of all installation BOS accounts to ensure installations can meet Army priorities.

 

                "The secretary and I remain committed to ensuring our soldiers and families get the support they need and we will continue to provide the resources to do that," Casey reiterated. 

 

                For more information media may contact Col. Catherine Abbott at 703-693-4723.