FORSCOM cannons installed at Fort Bragg
July 27, 2011
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