Media Advisory: ACC/ECC to hold uncasing ceremony at Redstone
June 10, 2011
WHAT: U.S. Army Contracting Command and Expeditionary Contracting Command Uncasing Ceremony
WHEN: Thursday, June 16th, 9:00 a.m. CDT. Media should arrive at Gate 9 Rideout Road Visitors Center no later than 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 16th.
WHERE: ACC/ECC Campus, 3334A Wells Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL
RSVP TO: Ann Jensis-Dale, no later than Wednesday, June 15th at noon. 256-955-7640 (office), 508-930-0890 (cell), email@example.com
** There will be a media opportunity with Mr. Jeffery Parsons, ACC’s Executive Director, immediately following the ceremony.
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala -- ACC and ECC will unfurl their flags during the ceremony at 9 a.m. June 16 at their joint headquarters campus at Wells and Mauler roads. Both headquarters are moving to Redstone Arsenal from Fort Belvoir, Va.
The ceremony is a major event in the Huntsville/Madison County Armed Forces Week Celebration, which runs June 13-19 (Twitter hashtag #AFW11).
The U.S. Army Contracting Command, activated in March 2008, provides global contracting support to warfighters through the full spectrum of military operations. ACC is comprised of two subordinate commands, six major Contracting Centers and operates at more than 117 locations worldwide. The Mission and Installation Contracting Command supports CONUS installations and the ECC supports forward deployed forces and OCONUS installations.
ACC’s 5,500 military and civilian workforce executed more than 261,000 contracting actions worth $92.9 billion in fiscal year 2010. If a Soldier shoots it, drives it, flies it, wears it, eats it or communicates with it " ACC contracts for it.
About 60 percent of the ACC headquarters staff is on hand at Redstone; ECC has approximately 40 percent of its staff here. Once the transition is complete this summer, approximately 350 Soldiers and civilians will be working in the two headquarters. The new ACC/ECC facility is expected to break ground in 2013 and open in 2015.