The Savannah Area Chamber’s annual Military Update Luncheon & Veteran’s Day Salute is scheduled for Wednesday, November 8 at The Hyatt Regency on the river. Although this event regularly features noteworthy speakers, this year’s keynote is a particular honor: General Robert B. Abrams, Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command will share an update on federal initiatives and the impact they could have on the region.
As former commander of Fort Stewart’s 3rd Infantry Division, Gen. Abrams currently serves as the 22nd commander of the U.S. Armed Forces Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the Army’s largest organization, comprised of 229,000 active duty soldiers. Abrams’ command also provides training and readiness oversight of U.S. Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve units. In total, the Forces Command team includes 776,000 soldiers and 96,000 civilians.
We are honored General Abrams is returning to the area of his former command to address the military and business communities at the Chamber’s Military Update Luncheon.
The Savannah Area is home to nearly 30,000 service members and their families, accounting for an economic impact of approximately $5 billion.
Despite any uncertainties which may occur at the national level, one thing that is certain is the Savannah Chamber’s commitment to remain vigilant in its efforts to protect our bases and preserve the community’s military value.