2010 IMCOM exhibit welcomes all to the Army's home
October 29, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC - One of the first groups of visitors to the Installation Management Command's exhibit at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army's annual meeting and exposition was a video crew from Fort Benning, Ga.
Staff Sgt. Wendy Hall and Staff Sgt. Sarah Tate, both members of Fort Benning's public affairs office, videotaped the Army 10-miler on Sunday, then came to the AUSA expo to shoot a series of videos on Family Forums and the rapidly evolving technology supporting the U.S. Army.
"It was unexpected," Tate said. "We're producing a video on AUSA, with its emphasis on weapons and technology, but much of the real emphasis here is on the Family."
The video, which "focuses on the Army communities and the quality of life afforded Soldiers and their Families," Hall said, will be available for viewing on Fort Benning TV and on their garrison's YouTube channel.
Surrounded by hundreds of booths-some exhibiting the most recent equipment and products and most made of stainless steel, chrome, and futuristic graphics- the IMCOM booth was designed to look like a small brick bungalow (complete with window flower boxes).
The intent, according to IMCOM leadership, was to "drive home the fact that we are the Army's home."
The new IMCOM logo was the centerpiece of the exhibit, and is representative of the four major facets of Army community life: stewardship, readiness, facilities and Families.
More than 7,000 visitors stopped by, from Soldiers looking to IMCOM as the Army's Home for a place to relax to corporate leaders stopping by to promote business ventures with the Army.
The exhibit was staffed by representatives and senior leaders from Army Environmental Command, Family and MWR Command, Army OneSource, Army Spouse Employment Program, and Survivor Outreach Services.