TOP COMMANDERS ---Brig. Gen. Kevin W. Mangum commands the Army Special Operations Aviation Command (Provisional). �I've attached his photo and unit insignia.
Fort Rucker's commanding general made an appearance in Dothan today.
Major General Kevin Mangum spoke to Dothan’s Rotary Club.
He says $250 million in budget cuts have hit Fort Rucker pretty hard.
Major General Mangum says they will have to cut thirty percent of students.
Although the cuts don't take effect until January, they're accommodating now.
Major General Mangum says the community is still the bright spot in these tough times.
"We really do appreciate you being good neighbors and understanding the sound of those aircrafts in the night sky is indeed the sound of freedom," said Major General Mangum
Major General Mangum also discussed the arrival of five Russian helicopters for training.
We'll have more on that tonight at 10.