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Originally published Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 9:06 AM

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Pacific Army head calls for Stryker Brigade review

The head of the U.S. Army in the Pacific says Hawaii's Stryker Brigade needs review.

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HONOLULU —

The head of the U.S. Army in the Pacific says Hawaii's Stryker Brigade needs review.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser (http://is.gd/3TNixP) reports that Lt. Gen. Frank Wiercinski says Hawaii is expected to keep its 22,500-active duty soldiers as the Army downsizes. But, he says, it is time to re-evaluate whether it makes sense to keep Hawaii's Stryker Brigade given the three additional brigades at Fort Lewis in Washington.

Schofield's Stryker Brigade has about 4,200 soldiers, and its 3rd Brigade, a light infantry unit, has about 3,500 soldiers. The general says it is time to look at whether Hawaii's Stryker Brigade should keep its 320 armored vehicles or revert to a light infantry unit without Strykers.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com

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