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Carter opposes closure of Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Biden’s FY 2023 budget will close the Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center (CRTC), resulting in lost jobs and military training capabilities during a time of international unrest.

Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-GA) spoke today in opposition of this move:

“Biden said show me your budget and I’ll tell you what you value; clearly, he doesn’t value our defense. Coastal Georgia has every branch of the military. Savannah has the most efficient CRTC in the country. Savannah makes you ready for everything,”
said Carter.

In March 2019, the Department of Defense allocated $24 million to the Savannah CRTC to build a new airplane hangar, which is currently nearing the end of completion.

“The Biden Budget is throwing away a $24 million investment, that still has a crane on it, like it’s pocket change. Meanwhile, taxpayers on the hook to pay for it.

“With all due respect for President Biden, our military was caught off guard by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Instead of learning from that, he is hamstringing our defense readiness and killing jobs. I will continue advocating for the Savannah CRTC. This is the beginning, not the end,”
said Carter.