Army Team C4ISR personnel first to settle at Eagle Point
July 30, 2009
In the midst of rumbling construction sounds, Eagle Point, a temporary relocatable worksite on the Edgewood Area of Aberdeen Proving Ground, received its first occupants July 20.
Select Army Team Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance personnel moved into the first section of the temporary worksite.
Although all of the workstations at the site are not yet available for occupancy, CECOM Life Cycle Management Command Forward leadership expects 80 workstations to become available for use each week until the site is fully operational, according to Col. Augustus L. Owens, deputy commander, CECOM LCMC (Forward).
"Although the facilities are a temporary circumstance, we wanted to make the work environment as friendly and convenient as possible," said Master Sgt. Walter M. Farrell, senior enlisted advisor, CECOM LCMC (Forward).
There will be 70 units at the park complex, accommodating 30 managerial office spaces and 470 L-shaped cubicle workstations in an open bay space, according to Sam Cubberly, APG Garrison Transformation Office.
"I moved in three days ago [July 20] and it's no different than any other office I've worked in; it's nice," said Manuel Soto, CECOM LCMC Logistics and Readiness Center. Soto is brand new to the APG community. He relocated to APG from Fort Monmouth as part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law implementation.
Once construction on all sections of Eagle Point is complete, the new worksite will provide workspace for about 600 Army Team C4ISR personnel. With approximately 700 Army Team C4ISR employees already working at APG. Owens expects an additional 700 personnel to arrive between now and December.
The worksite will include standard office amenities including the necessary computer wiring support, bathrooms, break rooms, plumbing, electricity and video-teleconference capability, according to Owens. In addition to having new furniture, the break room is equipped with five refrigerators and two microwaves for employee use. A mobile diner has been contracted to visit Eagle Point three times a day at 8:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 2:15 p.m., to make snacks and meals conveniently available for purchase on the worksite.
"I want our employees to have some level of stability during this time of transition," Owens said. "These workspaces will be equipped with all the standard office amenities one would expect. We just ask our team members for patience as we are getting the site suited for duty. Next year, many of the personnel will be moving into the four hundred seventy-seven million dollar state-of-the-art Army Team C4ISR campus facility in Aberdeen. We want our workforce to have everything they need to accomplish the mission while they wait to move into our new facility in the [Aberdeen Area]."