2 Army posts in Ky. to lose combat brigades

2 Army posts in Ky. to lose combat brigades (Image 1)

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – Fort Campbell and Fort Knox, both in Kentucky, are each going to lose an active duty combat brigade under a restructuring plan announced by the U.S. Army.

The brigades that will be eliminated by 2017 are the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, which is currently deployed to Afghanistan, based at Fort Campbell, Ky., and the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, which is Fort Knox's only combat brigade.

Fort Campbell sits on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line. Robert Jenkins, a Fort Campbell spokesman, said Tuesday that the community should not necessarily expect a mass exodus of troops because the soldiers in the deactivated brigades would be transferred to other units.

A brigade is usually about 3,500 soldiers.

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