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Fort Carson unit gets hold of AH-64E

Fort Carson unit gets hold of AH-64E

The AH-64E is getting rave reviews from Fort Carson soldiers who are among the first troops to fly the latest version of the Apache attack helicopter. see full story

Source: Hispanic Business, 29-Oct-13

Three CH-47Ds arrive at Fort Carson for new combat aviation brigade

Three CH-47Ds arrive at Fort Carson for new combat aviation brigade

Fort Carson will be the home of the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, which will have up to 2,700 soldiers and 113 helicopters. The unit is expected to be activated in April. (see full story)

Source: The Republic, 31-Jan-13

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Hensel Phelps awarded $55.6M construction contracts at Fort Carson

Hensel Phelps awarded $55.6M construction contracts at Fort Carson

Two press releases in a short space of time:- Hensel Phelps Construction Co. was awarded a $10.8 Million Design-Build contract with the US Army Corps of Engineers for the 13th Command Battalion – Air Traffic Control Tower / Airfield Operations Building, at Fort Carson Colorado. To address the military’s current energy security and sustainability needs,… Read more »

Source: Hensel Phelps, 20-Aug-12

Some US Army helicopter training to move from Hawaii to Fort Carson

Some US Army helicopter training to move from Hawaii to Fort Carson

Some high-altitude Army helicopter training is to move to Fort Carson because of an additional environmental review required by Hawaii. (see article)

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette, 29-Jun-11

Fort Carson eyed for new helicopter brigade

Fort Carson eyed for new helicopter brigade

The US Army announced Friday that Fort Carson is the preferred location for the 120-helicopter brigade and a final decision was expected within 30 days. This would add another 2,800 soldiers to the base, bringing its population to the highest level since World War II.

Source: Ventura County Star, 06-Feb-11

Records request on Army helicopters at Fort Carson denied

Records request on Army helicopters at Fort Carson denied

Resident seeking to know how many training flights a new 120-helicopter combat aviation brigade, if approved, would make over forest land to the west and plains to the east of Fort Carson. Army refused

Source: Colorado Springs Independent, 04-Dec-10

Fort Carson one of two finalists for new 2,700 strong helicopter brigade

Fort Carson one of two finalists for new 2,700 strong helicopter brigade

The Army has told Colorado congressional offices that Fort Carson is one of two finalists to house a 2,700-soldier aviation brigade.  Fort Carson is competing with Joint Base Lewis-McChord near Tacoma, Wash.

Source: The Gazette, 13-Sep-10