Army seeks comments on Stryker unit

Posted: Tuesday, August 12, 2003

ANCHORAGE (AP) A detailed plan about the U.S. Army's deployment of a new mobile infantry brigade in Alaska has been released.

A 2,000-page, two-volume draft environmental impact statement describes the consequences of transforming the 172nd Infantry Brigade into a Stryker Brigade. The new unit would use the new 19-ton, eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles in training near Anchorage, Fairbanks and Delta Junction.

Most of the brigade would be stationed at Fort Wainwright near Fairbanks, but more than 800 new soldiers could be stationed at Fort Richardson.

A public meeting about the Stryker brigade's environmental study was to be held from noon to 8 p.m. in Anchorage Tuesday.

Written comments can be submitted through Sept. 9.

Other meetings will be held Wednesday in Fairbanks and on Thursday in Delta Junction.

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