Thursday, June 23, 2005

Proposal has 4th ID bound for Iraq, then Colorado

Proposal has 4th ID bound for Iraq, then Colorado: "Soldiers of the Army's 4th Infantry Division based at Fort Hood are already preparing to leave Central Texas for Iraq.

Their next move could be more long term, as Pentagon planners have recommended returning the 16,000-troop division to its previous post in Colorado after about a decade at Fort Hood.

The Base Realignment and Closure Commission is considering the proposals, which include closing 33 major bases and moving troops around the country to save billions of dollars a year.

The 4th ID would move to Fort Carson, Colo., as part of a major shuffle. The Pentagon report said Fort Hood did not have sufficient space for its operations and recommended downsizing the base by 5,000 to 7,000 troops."


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