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Jun 25, 2013 3:51 PM by Juice Godfrey

Lamborn: Fort Carson cuts to be offset by reorganization

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

But Congressman Doug Lamborn said Tuesday the post will still grow by about 1,800 soldiers as part of an Army reorganization.

Military officials said Tuesday Fort Carson's 3rd Brigade Combat Team is one of 12 brigades being cut at 12 installations in the U.S. and Europe.

Lamborn, a Republican whose district includes much of Fort Carson, says about 3,000 of those soldiers will be absorbed by three remaining brigades as the Army makes them larger.

Fort Carson is also getting a new combat aviation brigade, which will further offset the loss of the 3rd Brigade.

Fort Carson would still have the three other combat brigades, an artillery brigade, a sustainment brigade and the combat aviation brigade.

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