Colorado

Jun 25, 2013 2:20 PM by AP, posted by Kirsten Bennett

Ft Carson losing combat brigade of 3,800 soldiers

FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson is losing one of its large combat units with about 3,800 soldiers.

Officials said Tuesday the Fort Carson brigade will be one of 12 being inactivated at 12 installations in the U.S. and Europe.

Fort Carson will still be a major Army post, with three other combat brigade teams, an artillery brigade, a sustainment brigade and a new combat infantry brigade.

Still, the loss of a brigade is a blow to nearby Colorado Springs. It breaks a years-long string of growth at Fort Carson, whose units had multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Officials provided details on the plans on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publically.

A Fort Carson official didn't immediately return a call.

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