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September 23, 2004

The Department of the Army announced today the temporary relocation of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, or 2-2 ID, from Korea to Fort Carson, Colo., following its current deployment to Iraq. This action will result in an increase of approximately 3,700 military authorizations at Fort Carson. The Army projects this temporary relocation for late summer 2005.

Temporary stationing of 2-2 ID now is operationally imperative to ensure the Army is postured to fully support its strategic commitments. Additionally, the 2-2 ID will transform to a campaign-quality force with joint and expeditionary capabilities that meet the demands of combatant commanders.

Fort Carson was selected based on existing facility capacities, available training space, and current locations of similar units. Family members of the unit's soldiers will soon begin relocating to Fort Carson. This restationing decision will provide stability and predictability to Soldiers and their families' lives and supports the Army's plan to stabilize the force. This stationing action does not involve the relocation of any Department of Defense civilian authorizations.

Earlier this summer the Department of Defense had announced that 2-2 ID would be part of the realignment of forces overseas and would not return to its bases in South Korea, but no U.S. destination was announced. The Army will address permanent stationing through the Base Realignment and Closure 2005 analysis.

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For more information on 2-2 ID restationing, media may contact Lt. Col. Gerard Healy or Maj. Pete Janhunen, OCPA (MRD) at Comm. (703) 692-2000. This document is available on Army Link, a World Wide Web site on the Internet at


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