The Army’s plans to eliminate a dozen combat brigades by 2017 will affect 10 military bases in eight states. A brigade is between 3,500 and 5,000 troops.
A look at the bases affected by the announcement Tuesday by the Army’s top officer, Gen. Ray Odierno.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.
The home of the Army’s 1st Corps, whose operational focus is the Korean peninsula, will lose the 4th Stryker Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division. The division’s 1st Armored Brigade will remain in South Korea, as will the division’s headquarters.
FORT BRAGG, N.C.
The home of the 82nd Airborne Division and the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center will lose the 4th Infantry Brigade of the 82nd.
FORT STEWART, Ga.
The 3rd Infantry Division will lose its 2nd Armored Brigade. One of the division’s existing brigades will remain at Fort Benning, Ga.
FORT HOOD, Texas
The Army’s largest domestic base will lose the 4th Armored Brigade of the 1st Cavalry Division.
FORT BLISS, Texas
The home of the 1st Armored Division will lose the 1st Armored Brigade.
FORT CARSON, Colo.
The home of the 4th Infantry Division will lose its 3rd Armored Brigade.
FORT RILEY, Kan.
The home of the 1st Infantry Division will lose its 4th Infantry Brigade.
FORT KNOX, Ky.
The 1st Infantry Division’s 3rd Infantry Brigade also will be eliminated.
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky.
The home of the 101st Airborne Division will lose its 4th Infantry Brigade.
FORT DRUM, N.Y.
The 10th Mountain Division will lose its 3rd Infantry Brigade at Drum, but its 4th Infantry Brigade, which is based at Fort Polk, La., will remain.
The 170th Heavy Brigade at Baumholder, Germany, will be eliminated, as will the 172nd Heavy Brigade at Grafenwoehr, Germany. Remaining in Europe is the 173rd Airborne Brigade, at Vicenza, Italy.