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Carter keeps Savannah’s Combat Readiness Training Center off chopping block

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee released a report denying the Biden Administration’s FY2023 budget request to close the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC).

This comes after months of advocacy from Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA), who disputed the Air Force’s assessment that the center was underutilized.

“This is a major win for the First District, our military service members, and national security. The fight is not over, but this proves what Georgians already knew: the Savannah CRTC is an indispensable piece of the Air Force’s fighter pilot training,”
said Carter.

While the report signals broad support for keeping the center open, the package still requires a full House Appropriations Committee vote before advancing to the House and Senate for final passage.

“Our world-class military service members deserve world-class resources and training. They get that at the Savannah CRTC,”
said Carter.  

Read Rep. Carter’s op-ed on the importance of the CRTC here