Fort Carson soldiers on short-notice deployment for training exercise

FORT CARSON, Colo. - A group of Fort Carson soldiers are being deployed to Germany on short-notice as part of an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE).

The 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division will conduct a training event at Grafenwoehr Training Area in Bavaria.

This is meant to be a test of their ability to be alert, to recall and to deploy under emergency conditions. 

“This Deployment Readiness Exercise provides an excellent opportunity for our Soldiers and leaders to validate not only the Army’s ability to deploy units under emergency conditions, but to also highlight our unit readiness and flexibility,” said Col. Matthew J. Cody, commander, 2nd IBCT. “Our Soldiers have the leadership, training and equipment necessary to accomplish any task. This exercise will give our Soldiers a great training opportunity coupled with real-world experience.”

Deployment will take place within the next two weeks.

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