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Fort Lee Falls Victim to Military Cuts

by Associated Press posted Jul 31 2012 8:47PM
  PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) - The 49th Quartermaster Group at Fort Lee is moving its equipment to other Army posts and preparing its soldiers for new assignments.
     The Progress-Index ( ) says the 49th is being inactivated as part of the Army's downsizing and restructuring. Activation ceremonies for units will be held in August and September.
     Several units will remain at Fort Lee for a while after the 49th is inactivated. They include the 111th Quartermaster Company, one of the Army's only two active duty mortuary affairs units.
     Lt. Col. Donald Weyer says in a news release that the Army plans to move the 111th, along with the 54th Quartermaster Company, within 15 months.
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07/31/2012 8:47PM
Fort Lee Falls Victim to Military Cuts
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