Posted: Mar 28, 2011 2:01 PM by Greg Boyce
Fort Carson will get a new aviation brigade, bringing another 2,700 troops, according to federal sources.
The Army briefed Colorado's congressional delegation, and promised $240 million in spending to support the new brigade.
"First and foremost, this means the soldiers of the 4th Infantry Division will be able to train like they fight. Modern combat depends heavily on Army aviation, and our soldiers must be able to train in and around helicopters before they deploy," said Senator Mark Udall (D) Colorado). "This CAB will save lives and improve our fighting capability. I'm proud to support the addition of troops and facilities at Fort Carson. A new CAB demonstrates the importance of the Post to the military and brings economic development opportunities and jobs to the region."
The brigade will be established at Fort Carson in 2013.