Cutting the ribbon for the Post Office at newly-renovated building 3710 are, from left, Redstone’s NCO of the Year Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Patterson, Missile Defense Agency’s Harvey Player, CCI project manager Cindy Hill, Army Materiel Command’s Lane Collie and Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli.

The new location for the Post Office has gotten its official sendoff.

Newly-renovated building 3710 is now the home of the U.S. Post Office and the Official Mail and Distribution Center. The renovation effort was a jointly funded project between the Garrison, the Army Materiel Command and the Missile Defense Agency.

"We're very proud a team approach, a vision, could put this all together," Garrison commander Col. Bob Pastorelli said at the Sept. 9 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Workers from headquarters Army Materiel Command and the Missile Defense Agency are arriving at Redstone from the Washington, D.C. area through base realignment and closure.

"We continue to roll up our sleeves and work as a community partner," said Harvey Player, MDA's assistant deputy for agency operations, South.

"We cannot wait to get the rest of our folks down here," said Lane Collie, principal deputy G 3/5 for Army Materiel Command-Forward.

The facility will support operations for scanning mail for hazardous materials. This joint effort saved thousands of dollars, because separate mail scanning operations did not have to be built as part of the ongoing BRAC construction projects for Army Materiel Command and Missile Defense Agency.

This renovation included a total area of about 12,400 square feet. The U.S. Post Office will include 4,750 square feet while the Garrison Central Mail and Scanning Operation will operate in about 7,650 square feet. The loading dock and mail delivery corridor will be a common use area for both staffs.

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