BRAC 2005 Aftermath: Expanding Fort Carson

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4ID-3BCT: Baqubah, Iraq(click to view full) Fort Carson is located just 1 mile away from NORAD’s famous headquarters in Colorado. It is now home to the 2nd and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) of the 4th Infantry Division (a misleading name – 4ID contains the USA’s most modern heavy armor), the 2nd BCT of the 2nd Infantry Division, the 10th Special Forces Group, the 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), the 43rd Area Support Group, and the First United States Army Training Support Division – West. The fort is named in honor of the famous frontiersman Brigadier General Kit Carson. Fort Carson was one of the major winners in the BRAC (Base Realignment & Closure) 2005 process. The 3,762 soldiers of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division are relocating from Korea, and Ft. Hood, TX will transfer a 4th Infantry Division heavy brigade combat team and 4ID’s Unit of Employment Headquarters. In February 2007, the US Army took the next step and announced that it would be expanding the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site to become the largest training ground in the nation. This free-to-view Spotlight article covers Fort Carson related contracts in the aftermath of the BRAC 2005 report. Kit Carson, 1809-1868(click […]

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