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Tue Jun 25, 2013, 10:28 PM

Fort Hood could lose nearly 3,000 soldiers under reductions

Fort Hood could lose about 2,900 soldiers ó 7 percent of its fighting force ó under personnel cuts announced by the Army Tuesday.

A dozen brigade combat teams will be slashed across the Army, including Fort Hoodís 4th Combat Brigade, one of five in the postís 1st Cavalry Division. The brigade was activated in 2005 as part of an Army-wide transition to smaller, more rapidly deployable units during the Iraq War.

Members of the 4th brigade, dubbed Long Knife, are deployed to Afghanistan, where they are advising Afghan police and military. The brigade previously had deployed to Iraq, most recently in 2010, when two soldiers were killed by an Iraqi soldier they were training in Mosul, an incident that attracted international attention.

The reduction is part of an Army-wide effort to reduce the number of soldiers to 490,000 from 570,000 by 2017. Fort Hood senior commander Maj. Gen. Anthony Ierardi said the cuts will be part of a further reorganization at Fort Hood that could include an additional combat battalion, as well as more engineers and artillery capacity.

More at http://www.statesman.com/news/news/local-military/fort-hood-could-lose-nearly-3000-soldiers-under-re/nYWGQ/ .

[font color=green]This should have a detrimental effect for the economy in the Killeen-Copperas Cove-Temple area.[/font]

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 10:40 PM

1. Need to get a 'ground war' a smoking soon. Syria? Iran? Any of those would do to feed the MIC.


Anytime now from what I seeing...

Stay tuned and get ready to 'rally' around the troops and this 'good ole' USA!

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 25, 2013, 10:48 PM

2. Hell yeah!

How dare they leave them soldiers goofing off and laying around. They're nothing but damn socialists collecting a government paycheck.

We need more wars because the defense contractors and privatized NSA biznesses are struggling in a tough economy.

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Wed Jun 26, 2013, 09:06 AM

3. I went to the Ft. Hood website and found this about the reduction:

"Accordingly, Fort Hood may experience a net loss of approximately 2,900 active component military positions by the end of Fiscal Year 2017 -- a seven percent reduction in the number of Soldiers at Fort Hood. This includes the inactivation of the 4th BCT, 1st Cavalry Division, and several other non-BCT formations.

There's about a quarter million people in the Copperas-Cove, Temple, Killeen area. I think they'll adjust in a four year period. Shouldn't be a hard hit.

Frankly, anytime the military reduces anything I'm happy.

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