High-level command being reactivated at Fort Knox

Members of V Corps serve in Afghanistan, where the unit provided command and control of all U.S. ground forces stationed there from 2012 to 2013. The unit was inactivated during a ceremony on June 12, 2013, in Wiesbaden, Germany. A reactivation ceremony is slated for Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, at Fort Knox, Ky.


By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: October 15, 2020

FORT KNOX, Ky. — A senior-level U.S. Army command that has a 100-year history will be reactivated at a ceremony this week at Fort Knox.

The V Corps haven't been in an active status since 2013 in Wiesbaden, Germany. The command of about 600 soldiers will be one of four Army corps headquarters, and its mission will be centered on supporting U.S. interests in Europe, according to a release from Fort Knox. A portion of the command will be at a forward post in Poland.

Gen. James McConville, chief of staff of the Army, said the reactivation "will enhance U.S. Army Europe and U.S. European Command as they work alongside allies and partners to promote regional stability and security."

A ceremony for will be held for the command at Fort Knox on Friday.