Steps to deactivate unit at White Sands underway

Updated: 02/14/2014 2:00 PM | Created: 02/14/2014 11:19 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - The Army's White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico is preparing to lose some of its personnel.
The Amy announced last year that it will deactivate the 600-soldier 2nd Engineer Battalion now based at White Sands as part of a worldwide restructuring.
According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, preparations to deactivate the battalion are now underway, starting with departure of the battalion's 599th Sapper Company and its 95 soldiers.
The missile range's commander, Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham, says there are discussions about finding another unit to replace the engineering battalion at White Sands.
However, Bingham says those are in preliminary stages and that nothing has been decided.

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