Fort Bragg unveils new website
January 21, 2011
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - After six months of feedback from units all over post, the Fort Bragg website launched Tuesday at 5 p.m.
"It will take on a different look. That's because it is currently being restructured and renovated in order to make it more user-friendly and easier to manage," said Lanzo Wallace, post webmaster. "Those visiting the website at www.bragg.army.mil, can expect something new and improved.
"A customer will be able to go to the website and find information on a Fort Bragg organizational structural a lot easier," said Wallace.
Wallace said his webteam has been working hard seeking new and improved ways to get the information out to customers.
These features will include streamlined global navigation from the website and local navigation within unit pages, a post-wide event calendar, a consolidated Fort Bragg news site and photo/video gallery, he said.
"I'm very proud of our webteam because in a short few months we've been able to redesign our online presence into one of the best in the Army. I'm positive that our new site greatly improves our ability to connect with our Soldiers, Families, civilian workforce and the American people that we all serve," said Maj. Gen. Rodney O. Anderson, commanding general of Task Force Bragg.
"This site will be a great resource for Families of deployed Soldiers and for new Soldiers reporting to Fort Bragg," said Master Sgt. Ivan C. Stone, XVIII Abn. Corps air operations section.
"We put up a quick site during the last snowstorm and in the first hour we had 5,000 hits. In the second hour we had 7,000 hits. By the end of the four-day emergency, we logged 100,950 hits," Wallace said. The new website is still a work in progress though.
"The tools are in place, but we have now roughly five percent of what the site will eventually become," he said.
"In the coming weeks and months, we will leverage technologies to better disseminate information that our customers need," the webmaster said. One of the new capabilities will be alert pages and banners.
"When there is an emergency, we will be able to post a special message everywhere on the site where there are eyeballs. If there are 5,000 pages being viewed, we can put out 5,000 banners," Wallace said.