Fort Gordon could grow by 250 soldiers

Fort Gordon's main gate.
Fort Gordon's main gate. (May 2, 2011 / WRDW-TV)
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

FORT GORDON, Ga. -- Although the Army plans to shrink its forces by 80,000, Fort Gordon could grow by about 250 soldiers.

The soldiers will head to the post by 2019 due to the Army's national reorganization.

“As we move into the future, signal and cyber capabilities become an even more critical component of our defense strategy and infrastructure,” said Major Gen. LaWarren Patterson, commanding general of the U.S. Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon, in a news release. "Stationing additional soldiers here provides evidence of the importance of Fort Gordon in the Army’s future, and evidence of the Army’s confidence in our efforts today.”

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