Magazine article Warrior - Citizen

BRAC to Bragg!

Magazine article Warrior - Citizen

BRAC to Bragg!

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Moving day finally arrived on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010, for 22 U.S. Army Reserve Command civilians from Fort McPherson, Ga., as they in-processed at the renovated Old Bowley School building to start their new lives on the sprawling Army post in the Sand Hills of North Carolina. This group comprises the largest number of employees from the Army Reserve to arrive so far.

And to almost each man and woman, the transition thus far has been relatively painless.

"This was easy," said Sis Akins, a USARC G8 employee. "Just the fact that the boxes were here when I arrived this morning. After our briefing next door all of our boxes were delivered in our cubicles. All I had to do was open them and put things away and I'm just about ready to go to work."

The day started with a short briefing by Fort Bragg civilian personnel specialists followed by a brief introduction by Jim Ferguson, a member of the USARC BRAC liaison team.

Prior to Monday's in-processing, Ferguson said there were already 58 USARC military and civilian employees that had made the move north from Atlanta to set the stage for the main advance team. Coupling those numbers with those who arrived in October set the wheels in motion for the main body movements which start in early 2011.

He added there would be 12 to 15 people arriving each week until Dec. 31 , when most of the main advanced echelon team move will be complete.

"The way we do it for the Army Reserve is pretty unique," Ferguson said. "This is a civilian week, next week is all military. …

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