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1,800 New Troops for Fort Carson After Army Restructuring

hamilton-zanze July 15, 2013

While other military posts will lose thousands of soldiers as the Army reduces its fighting forces, Fort Carson in Colorado may stand to gain by 1,800 new troops over the next six years. This expansion will include soldiers from the new 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, and the growth is expected to inject $260 million in construction activity into the local economy.

Fort Carson is one of only two Army posts that will see a net increase by 2019. This growth is on-trend for the base, which had a total of 13,800 soldiers in 2001 and 22,700 in 2013. With the Army’s restructuring, that number will grow to 24,500 in 2019.  Nationwide, the Army plans to cut 70,000 troops over the next four years.

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