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Assistant Secretary of the Army Visits Lawton

Lawton, Okla_An important member of the Department of the Army was in Lawton Tuesday night to talk with soldiers and community members.

Tom Lamont is the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. He came all the way from Washington D.C. to get a better idea of the concerns Ft. Sill and its soldiers are facing, like sequestration, and he'll relay that information back to lawmakers.

"We can take that message back to Washington and tell our congress people that hey, there are some things we need to correct," Lamont explained.

He said that involves not only talking with soldiers, but also getting a feel for the Lawton-Ft. Sill community. Something he did Tuesday. He also gave his prediction for how our community will fare when it comes to the effects of sequestration.

"I think as well as this community supports its soldiers and the training and readiness effectives that goes on here, I think there's nothing but positive for Ft Sill in the future," Lamont said.

He said Ft. Sill's troop losses should not be any greater than they're already expecting. But he said sequestration is an evolving process, meaning changes can happen anytime.

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