Ft. Carson won’t be getting some soldiers, if an internal Army document is any indication. Last week, the Gazette reported that the Colorado Springs Army installation may not see an expected 5,000 soldiers until a year later than previously thought. And 2,800 soldiers that were expected to go there, may not be coming at all.
The reason? The war and Army reorganization, says the report.The 2,800 service members will be staying in Ft. Hood, Texas because of the restructuring. The rest will prepare for redeployment to Iraq, and then head to Ft. Carson in 2009.
This economic impact of the hold up remains to be seen, but Ft. Carson, with a population over 10,000, will be getting another 4,000 soldiers on time.
Those in trouble, he said, will be the businesses that borrowed money to make investments in ventures aimed at the soldiers that will arrive a year late.