Convoy returning to Fort Carson after two-week exercise at Piñon Canyon

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FORT CARSON, Colo. – The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and some associate units will convoy from Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site to Fort Carson between June 12 – 18 after completing a two-week exercise called Operation Raider Focus.

Approximately 600 military vehicles will take part in this multi-day convoy to include more than 300 Stryker armored vehicles. Coordination has been made with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Colorado State Police and local law enforcement and municipal agencies.

Convoys will consist of no more than 30 vehicles per group, and 30-minute spacing is planned between each convoy. Convoys will travel at 40 miles per hour and utilize two routes.

Convoys will travel on Interstate Highway 25, U.S. Highway 350 and U.S. Highway 50. Due to the increase in vehicle traffic and slow speed of the convoys travelers may experience delays.

No travel will occur on I-25 through Pueblo during the hours of 7 – 9 a.m. and 4 – 6 p.m., which is during peak rush hour time periods.

The purpose of Raider Focus was to prepare Soldiers for any possible mission should the unit be called to support any contingency around the globe.

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