New unit headed to Fort Knox

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - A new unit of soldiers is expected to arrive at Fort Knox later this year.

Fort Knox spokesman Kyle Hodges told The News-Enterprise that the Germany-based 42nd Clearance Company plans to transition about 150 soldiers to the central Kentucky post by October. Officials say the company will serve as a subordinate unit to the 19th Engineers Battalion.

Fort Knox garrison commander, Col. Bruce Jenkins, said the addition strengthens the 19th Engineers and makes it the largest engineer battalion in the Army.

The newspaper reports the relocation will also bring about 200 family members of soldiers to the area, which create an economic impact of around $6 million.

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