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2010-11-05 11:01:00

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Army has prepared a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the proposed growth, realignment, and stationing of new and existing Army aviation assets. The proposed action includes the consolidation and reorganization of existing aviation units and the potential establishment of one or more Combat Aviation Brigades (CABs). The proposed action will increase the availability of helicopter assets to meet current...

2010-09-16 11:49:00

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- All interested members of the public, including native communities and federally recognized Native American Tribes, federal, state, and local agencies, are invited to submit written comments to identify environmental issues and concerns to be analyzed in the programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS). Written comments will be accepted until Oct. 10. Comments can be sent to Public Affairs Office, U.S. Army Environmental Command,...

2008-07-15 21:00:18

By The Gazette, Colorado Springs, Colo. Jul. 15--Wind shifts erased the gains made Tuesday by firefighters at Fort Carson, who initially contained a grass fire by 50 percent before watching the high winds trigger the flames to full capacity about 3:30 p.m. The flames ignited from a spark from a lawn mower three miles south of Gate 6, near Camp Falcon, a youth camp just off Highway 115. There is no threat of structural damage, said Jake Jacob, deputy director of Emergency Services with...

2008-06-25 09:02:50

By Berny Morson The Colorado Department of Health and Environment asked the U.S. Army on Tuesday to investigate the amount of uranium at the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, where troops train.The letter from agency director Jim Martin comes a week after a state lawmaker raised concerns about uranium in Pinon Canyon. Martin sent the letter to Maj. Gen. Mark Graham, Fort Carson commander.Martin said reported amounts of uranium "do not indicate an immediate public health concern." Originally...

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2008-03-10 12:00:00

Cattle and cannon fire are a poor mix, but ranch families and the Army have been mixing them together on 200,000 acres at Fort Hood, Texas, for more than 50 years. Home of the III Corps and the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood is the Army's largest armor training post, covering 217,000 acres just north of Killeen, Texas. The post was established in the early days of World War II when the Army was racing to prepare for war overseas and needed training bases quickly. So the War Department...

2005-07-27 21:36:31

Please read in last paragraph ... Fort Richardson, Alaska ... instead of Fort Richardson, Arkansas ... and ... Fort Wainwright, Alaska ... instead of ... Fort Wainwright, Arkansas ... . A corrected story follows WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Army bases in Texas, Washington State, Kansas, Colorado and New York will get increases in combat troops and family members under a new plan for mobile battle forces announced on Wednesday. Fort Bliss, Texas, which currently has no combat soldiers, would be...

2005-07-27 18:47:15

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Army bases in Texas, Washington State, Kansas, Colorado and New York will get increases in combat troops and family members under a new plan for mobile battle forces announced on Wednesday. Fort Bliss, Texas, which currently has no combat soldiers, would be the biggest gainer with nearly 20,000 troops and about 70,000 family dependents over the next three years under a "Modular Forces Initiative," Gen. Richard Cody, the Army vice chief of staff, told reporters. Fort...