Army Futures Meets with Copperas Cove City Council
Gen. John M. Murray (right), Army Futures Command commanding general, meets members of Copperas Cove City Council on July 28 to discuss the command’s impacts on the Central Texas economy. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Tony Sualog) VIEW ORIGINAL

AUSTIN, Texas – Senior Army officials from U.S. Army Futures Command met with members of Copperas Cove City Council on Wednesday to discuss the command’s positive impacts on the Central Texas economy.

Copperas Cove council members, including Copperas Cove mayor Brandi Diaz, traveled south to Austin to tour AFC headquarters and learn more about how AFC’s modernization mission and strategic investments in academia and small businesses are helping to strengthen the availability of jobs and resources in the region.

During the visit, the commanding general of Army Futures Command Gen. John M. Murray and Brig. Gen. Michelle Letcher, the chief of staff, greeted council members and provided an overview of the command’s structure and various initiatives, including innovative partnerships with the University of Texas at Austin. AFC also highlighted its recent establishment of the Army Software and Army Applications Laboratory, both of which are housed in Austin.

“We appreciate the visit from Copperas Cove City Council, and welcome any opportunity to engage with regional leaders as part of our ongoing efforts to better understand local community interests and needs,” said Murray.

The city of Copperas Cove is located directly west of Fort Hood, the Army’s largest installation in the state of Texas.