• FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (July 25, 2011) – One of two 12-pound Napoleon cannons at the front of the old Army Forces Command headquarters here is loaded up for shipment to FORSCOM’s new home at Fort Bragg, N.C.

    FORSCOM cannons installed at Fort Bragg

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (July 25, 2011) – One of two 12-pound Napoleon cannons at the front of the old Army Forces Command headquarters here is loaded up for shipment to FORSCOM’s new home at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) – Lee Shelton, a rigger and truck driver for Georgia Rigging Inc. of Palmetto, Ga., reaches for the hook to rig one of FORSCOM’s two 12-pound Napoleon cannons for off-loading here. The 60-ton crane used to swing the gun to its emplacement was operated by Joe Mayer of Edwards Crane of Spring Hope, N.C.

    FORSCOM cannons installed at Fort Bragg

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) – Lee Shelton, a rigger and truck driver for Georgia Rigging Inc. of Palmetto, Ga., reaches for the hook to rig one of FORSCOM’s two 12-pound Napoleon cannons for off-loading here. The 60-ton crane used to swing the...

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) – Lee Shelton, a rigger and truck driver for Georgia Rigging Inc. of Palmetto, Ga., guides one of FORSCOM’s two 12-pound Napoleon cannons to its position in front of the new FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters complex here. The 60-ton crane used to swing the gun to its emplacement was operated by Joe Mayer of Edwards Crane of Spring Hope, N.C.

    FORSCOM cannons installed at Fort Bragg

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) – Lee Shelton, a rigger and truck driver for Georgia Rigging Inc. of Palmetto, Ga., guides one of FORSCOM’s two 12-pound Napoleon cannons to its position in front of the new FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters complex...

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) – Lee Shelton, a rigger and truck driver for Georgia Rigging Inc. of Palmetto, Ga., guides one of FORSCOM’s two 12-pound Napoleon cannons to its position in front of the new FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters complex here. The 60-ton crane used to swing the gun to its emplacement was operated by Joe Mayer of Edwards Crane of Spring Hope, N.C.

    FORSCOM cannons installed at Fort Bragg

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) – Lee Shelton, a rigger and truck driver for Georgia Rigging Inc. of Palmetto, Ga., guides one of FORSCOM’s two 12-pound Napoleon cannons to its position in front of the new FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters complex...

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) – Lee Shelton, a rigger and truck driver for Georgia Rigging Inc. of Palmetto, Ga., guides one of FORSCOM’s two 12-pound Napoleon cannons to its position in front of the new FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters complex here. The 60-ton crane used to swing the gun to its emplacement was operated by Joe Mayer of Edwards Crane of Spring Hope, N.C.

    FORSCOM cannons installed at Fort Bragg

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) – Lee Shelton, a rigger and truck driver for Georgia Rigging Inc. of Palmetto, Ga., guides one of FORSCOM’s two 12-pound Napoleon cannons to its position in front of the new FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters complex...

  • FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) – Lee Shelton, a rigger and truck driver for Georgia Rigging Inc. of Palmetto, Ga., guides one of FORSCOM’s two 12-pound Napoleon cannons to its position in front of the new FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters complex here. The 60-ton crane used to swing the gun to its emplacement was operated by Joe Mayer of Edwards Crane of Spring Hope, N.C.

    FORSCOM cannons installed at Fort Bragg

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) – Lee Shelton, a rigger and truck driver for Georgia Rigging Inc. of Palmetto, Ga., guides one of FORSCOM’s two 12-pound Napoleon cannons to its position in front of the new FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters complex...

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) - As of today, the two 12-pound Napoleon cannons that had once stood guard at the old Army Forces Command headquarters at Fort McPherson, Ga., are now positioned in front of the new FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command joint headquarters complex here.

The guns were loaded up on a flatbed truck on July 25 and installed here in time for the upcoming dedication of the FORSCOM/USARC building and the uncasing of their command colors during a ceremony, Monday, Aug. 1.

FORSCOM is the Army’s largest command and the generating force provider for combatant commanders worldwide. USARC is the nation’s premier provider of Citizen-Soldiers for planned and emerging missions at home and abroad.

Both units moved here to comply with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. BRAC directed their relocation to Fort Bragg and the closure of their former home at Fort McPherson not later than Sept. 15, 2011

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