FORT BENNING, Ga., (July 31, 2013) -- As you know, our Army civilians are being asked to shoulder additional burdens in this period of unprecedented fiscal uncertainty.

To our Army civilians, please know that we are thankful for your invaluable service and appreciate the sacrifice you are making due to furloughs.

To our Soldiers and Marines, please find an opportunity to express your thanks for their tremendous contributions to our mission and the welfare of our Soldiers and Families.

One Force, One Fight!

-- Maj. Gen. H. R. McMaster
Commanding general