FORT CARSON – Big news out of Fort Carson as the Department of the Army announces a new Stryker Brigade Combat Team by converting the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and adding 200 more soldiers to the unit.
In short, Fort Carson was chosen as the home of the new unit based on existing facilities.
“We are very pleased with this decision. Fort Carson provides world class training opportunities for Strykers and having another Stryker Brigade Combat team will improve 4th Infantry Division’s lethality,” said Maj. Gen. Randy A. George, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Commander.
The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division is deployed right now on missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo. Fort Carson leadership anticipates the changeover will be complete by 2020.
Fort Carson officials say the new unit will be organized the same as the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.