• Army Considering Five Posts for Converted Infantry Brigade

    Army Considering Five Posts for Converted Infantry Brigade0

    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,

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  • Ft. Benning’s Supporters Undeterred by Loss of Brigade

    Ft. Benning’s Supporters Undeterred by Loss of Brigade0

    Despite the Army’s decision last July to convert the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Benning, Ga., into an infantry battalion task force, the post’s supporters see plenty of opportunities to attract new units. Local officials offered their comments following a recent briefing by Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, deputy chief of staff for operations and plans, G-3/5/7, to explain the service’s rationale for eliminating Benning’s armored BCT as part of the Army’s latest restructuring, which will shrink its active-duty end strength from 490,000 to 450,000 by the end of fiscal 2018. The military value analysis placed Benning in the bottom third of 14 installations evaluated for their ability to accommodate a heavy armored BCT due to four primary deficiencies …

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  • Army Postpones Move to Downsize Brigade at JB Elmendorf-Richardson

    Army Postpones Move to Downsize Brigade at JB Elmendorf-Richardson0

    The Army on Monday officially suspended the planned downsizing of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, citing a variety of global threats facing the nation. “The 4/25 is ready to rapidly deploy and conduct decisive operations in urban and mountainous environments,” explained Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy. “Given continued Russian aggression, the nuclear provocations of North Korea and the continued threat from ISIL, we need this capability,” Murphy said. Converting the Army’s only airborne BCT in the Pacific theater into an infantry battalion task force would have resulted in the loss of about 2,600 personnel at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, where the 4th BCT is based …

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