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Fort Bliss to Lose 750 Soldiers by 2017

hamilton-zanze July 15, 2013

A brigade combat team with 3,500 soldiers at Fort Bliss will be inactivated by 2017 as part of the Army’s plan to downsize by the end of the decade. However, most of the soldiers in the deactivated unit will be reassigned to the three remaining brigade combat teams at Fort Bliss, located outside of El Paso, TX, reducing the net loss to 750 troops. Fort Bliss had undergone explosive growth over the last several years, expanding from 9,000 soldiers in 2006 to over 32,000 currently.

Nationwide, the Army plans to shrink its active-duty strength from 570,000 to 490,000. Besides Fort Bliss, other affected military posts include Fort Carson in Colorado and Lewis-McChord Air Base in Washington.

Read more at El Paso Times

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