January 2, 2008:
Expanding the U.S.
Army by 74,200 troops (active duty, reserve and National Guard) requires new
facilities (barracks, training, storage, vehicle maintenance, dependant
housing) to be built. This will cost $88,949 of new construction for each
additional soldier. All these new troops will be in service by 2010. All the
new construction (20 brigade facilities, base housing for 69,000 troops, 4,100
family housing units, 66 day care centers and so on) will be in place by 2013.
The reorganization of which unit is stationed where will mean moves for 380,000
soldiers over the next five years. Congress ordered the expansion of the army
several years ago, and the army is ahead of schedule recruiting the additional