Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Drones are coming to Fort Carson

Posted By on Wed, May 24, 2017 at 4:34 PM

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In this week's edition of the Independent, we reported that Fort Carson will soon be home to a Gray Eagle drone unit.

We'd asked the post to comment on the new addition, but didn't hear back prior to our press time. But Wednesday, the public affairs office sent this comment confirming the drones are on their way:
The Chief of Staff of the Army signed an executive order in 2013, directing each Army Division be fielded a Gray Eagle company. The 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, will activate a Gray Eagle company in mid-June at Fort Carson in compliance with the executive order. The company will provide the division commanding general with dedicated Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition (RSTA) assets. 

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