This just hit the wires and the Army Blog. Posted on that Blog by Ms. Lindy Kyzer.
From Army Live:
The secretary of the Army announced today that in accordance with the President’s budget, the Army has halted the plan to build three additional brigade combat teams (BCTs) at Fort Bliss, Texas, Fort Carson, Colo., and Fort Stewart, Ga. This decision will not affect the Army’s authorized end strength of 547,400. The Army will reach its target of 45 BCTs in fiscal 2010 with the activation of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss.
Today’s announcement does not involve the restationing of the two heavy BCTs scheduled to return from Europe in fiscal 2012 and fiscal 2013, which is being examined as part of the ongoing Quadrennial Defense Review. The Army also announced today that White Sands Missile Range, N.M., will no longer receive a BCT from Europe in fiscal as originally planned.
Halting the three additional BCTs ensures that the Army retains its ability to support future requirements and maximizes the ability of brigades to deploy for contingency operations and major exercises opportunities and access to training facilities, battle command centers, and training support centers to provide ready units to meet Army Campaign Plan missions; and quality of life for soldiers and families.
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