The Army is conducting an environmental assessment before deciding where to base a new armored brigade combat team (BCT) that is being converted from an existing infantry BCT stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. The 16th Armored BCT will either stay at Fort Carson or be stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas; Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Riley, Kan.; or Fort Stewart, Ga. Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran (R) is advocating for Fort Riley as the ideal post for the new unit. The installation, located in north central Kansas, has the space, reports the Mercury. Fort Riley is assigned more than 15,000 soldiers, down from almost 18,000 stationed there in 2013. Armored brigades typically have nearly 4,000 soldiers.
Army photo by Sgt. Ason Forsyth