1st Armored BCT, 4th Infantry Division, is converting to Stryker:
New Stryker vehicles arrive at Fort Carson
“This is a great day for 1st Brigade 4th Infantry Division,” said Col. David Hodne as he surveyed a railyard packed with the new vehicles.
Hodne’s brigade is trading M-1 tanks and Bradley fighting vehicles for the lighter wheeled Strykers as part of a major overhaul of Fort Carson’s units. As the post prepares to eliminate one of its four combat brigades, the remaining brigade’s are growing and getting new missions…
The changes will leave Fort Carson with a heavy armored brigade, a light infantry brigade and the Strykers, making the 4th Infantry Division one of the most flexible units in the Army.
Video of unloading and a few remarks from the CO in the Colorado Springs Gazette.
Here’s a Stryker MGS: