Magazine article Army

The Army after BRAC

Magazine article Army

The Army after BRAC

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The six-year Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005 program, mandated by Congress to save money by increasing efficiencies throughout DoD, ended September 15. The Army shouldered by far the greatest load - 47 percent of the program - closing 12 active-component installations, an Army Reserve installation, and 387 Narional Guard Readiness and Army Reserve Centers, It relocated more than 250,000 soldiers and their families and more than 20,000 civilian positions.

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Right, the $1.7billion National Geospatial-Intelligenes Agency Campus East project at Fort Selvoir, Va., is part of a roughly $3.5 billion investment at the installation.

The first BRAC move: Left to right, GEN Martin E. Dempsey, LTG Benjamin C. Freakley and CSM Dennis M. King salute during the departure of Accessions Command from Fort Monroe, Va., in May 2010.

Above, the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Center of Excellence opened at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Md., in September.

Right, building 2270 opened as a movie theater on Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in 1935. Home of hundreds of historic structures, the installation is now part of Joint Base San Antonio.

The 17- and 15-story towers at the Mark Center in Alexandria, Va., were built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. DoD 's office complex will house some 6,400 employees.

Above, U.S. Army Human Resources Command (HFiC) moved from Alexandria, Va., to Fort Khox, Ky. Some 3,300 military, civilian and contract workers are employed there.

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AMC and Security Assistance Command share the new 400,000square-fool Redstone Arsenal, Ata., facility that houses 1,770 employees.

Left, a ribbon-cutting marks the official relocation of Army Materiel Command's (AMG) headquarters from Fort Be! voir to Redstone Arsenal. …

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