Community Listening Session for Input on Fort Carson

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Army leadership is seeking public input in light of changes and cuts that could affect the Pikes Peak Region.  KRCC’s Tucker Hampson reports on a community listening session held Tuesday. 

The Army is looking to reduce the number of active duty soldiers by at least 40,000. The Regional Business Alliance says this could impact up to 16,000 personnel at Fort Carson.

4th Infantry Division spokesman Lt. Colonel Armando Hernandez says community input will play an important role in the coming changes.

"We expect that we will see a lot of support," says Hernandez. "What we’re seeing right now across the country, a lot of communities are rallying behind their installations."

The listening session is one of 30 held at Army bases. It takes place at Centennial Hall Auditorium at 4pm. Comments can also be submitted online.