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Gazette Premium Content Nearly 2,000 from Fort Carson to deploy

The Gazette - Published: September 25, 2013

FORT CARSON - The Department of Defense says that nearly 2,000 soldiers from Fort Carson are deploying to Afghanistan in the coming months.

Fort Carson’s 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division was among the deployment groups announced Tuesday. The Pentagon says that roughly 1,830 people from Fort Carson will be deploying this winter.

The Fort Carson unit is one of six listed on the deployment announcement. The Department of Defense also listed 4,800 people in two units from Fort Campbell, Ky., and about 1,160 people from Fort Bliss, Texas. Soldiers from Fort Drum, N.Y., and Fort Bragg, N.C., also were on the order.

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