U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (Forward) Photo Update, August 23 -

By Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public AffairsAugust 31, 2010

Kyle Howell, of Greensboro, N.C., an audio-visual systems technician with MicroTech, a "green" technology firm based in Vienna, Va., with a testing and integration branch in Greensboro, installs a video teleconferencing system, Aug. 30, 2010, at the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command forward headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The system will allow leaders and members of the forward staffs of the two commands to conduct real-time meetings and information-sharing events with their main headquarters at Fort McPherson, Ga., as the BRAC 2005-directed relocation of each headquarters to Fort Bragg has begun.
1 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Kyle Howell, of Greensboro, N.C., an audio-visual systems technician with MicroTech, a "green" technology firm based in Vienna, Va., with a testing and integration branch in Greensboro, installs a video teleconferencing system, Aug. 30, 2010, at the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command forward headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C. The system will allow leaders and members of the forward staffs of the two commands to conduct real-time meetings and information-sharing events with their main headquarters at Fort McPherson, Ga., as the BRAC 2005-directed relocation of each headquarters to Fort Bragg has begun. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
(L-R) Incoming U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command Special Troops Battalion command sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Kevin Graham, incoming Headquarters and Headquarters Company, FORSCOM, commander,  Capt. Jorge Vargas, and Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Marcon, FORSCOM G4 (Logistics) sergeant major discuss Soldier relocation issues at FORSCOM/USARC (Forward), Aug. 31, 2010 at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The headquarters of each command is relocating from Fort McPherson, Ga. as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
2 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (L-R) Incoming U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command Special Troops Battalion command sergeant major, Sgt. Maj. Kevin Graham, incoming Headquarters and Headquarters Company, FORSCOM, commander, Capt. Jorge Vargas, and Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Marcon, FORSCOM G4 (Logistics) sergeant major discuss Soldier relocation issues at FORSCOM/USARC (Forward), Aug. 31, 2010 at Fort Bragg, N.C. The headquarters of each command is relocating from Fort McPherson, Ga. as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Work continues at a feverish pace on the FORSCOM & U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters project at Fort Bragg, N.C. Sparks fly in this Aug. 23, 2010, photo, as construction framers (L-R) Cornelius Bryant, of Pembroke, N.C. and Cody Herley, of Elizabethton, Tenn., cut six-inch "flat strap" steel that will be used in framing walls and windows in the 631,000 sq. ft. building. Bryant and Herley work for Precision Walls Inc., from Cary, N.C - one of many local and regional small businesses working on the project."
3 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Work continues at a feverish pace on the FORSCOM & U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters project at Fort Bragg, N.C. Sparks fly in this Aug. 23, 2010, photo, as construction framers (L-R) Cornelius Bryant, of Pembroke, N.C. and Cody Herley, of Elizabethton, Tenn., cut six-inch "flat strap" steel that will be used in framing walls and windows in the 631,000 sq. ft. building. Bryant and Herley work for Precision Walls Inc., from Cary, N.C - one of many local and regional small businesses working on the project." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Matt Horn, Landart Solutions, Fayetteville, NC, operates a CAT 257B Multi-terrain Loader with an attached PR184 Power Rake, August 25, 2010, to prepare the soil in front of Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C., for sod installation and seeding. Renovations converting the former elementary school to office space are underway, and the ADVON (advanced echelon) for the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will occupy the facility as each command relocates here from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation. Landart Solutions is one of several small business performing work on the site, generating a positive impact on the local economy."
4 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Matt Horn, Landart Solutions, Fayetteville, NC, operates a CAT 257B Multi-terrain Loader with an attached PR184 Power Rake, August 25, 2010, to prepare the soil in front of Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C., for sod installation and seeding. Renovations converting the former elementary school to office space are underway, and the ADVON (advanced echelon) for the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will occupy the facility as each command relocates here from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation. Landart Solutions is one of several small business performing work on the site, generating a positive impact on the local economy." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Matt Horn, Landart Solutions, Fayetteville, NC, operates a CAT 257B Multi-terrain Loader with an attached PR184 Power Rake, August 25, 2010, to prepare the soil in front of Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C., for sod installation and seeding. Renovations converting the former elementary school to office space are underway, and the ADVON (advanced echelon) for the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will occupy the facility as each command relocates here from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation. Landart Solutions is one of several small business performing work on the site, generating a positive impact on the local economy."
5 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Matt Horn, Landart Solutions, Fayetteville, NC, operates a CAT 257B Multi-terrain Loader with an attached PR184 Power Rake, August 25, 2010, to prepare the soil in front of Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C., for sod installation and seeding. Renovations converting the former elementary school to office space are underway, and the ADVON (advanced echelon) for the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will occupy the facility as each command relocates here from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation. Landart Solutions is one of several small business performing work on the site, generating a positive impact on the local economy." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Like an artillery piece putting "Steel on Target" a lone sprinkler waters down the area, August 30, 2010, preparing the soil in front of Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C., for sod installation and seeding. Renovations converting the former elementary school to office space are underway, and the ADVON (advanced echelon) for the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will occupy the facility as each command relocates here from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation."
6 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Like an artillery piece putting "Steel on Target" a lone sprinkler waters down the area, August 30, 2010, preparing the soil in front of Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C., for sod installation and seeding. Renovations converting the former elementary school to office space are underway, and the ADVON (advanced echelon) for the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will occupy the facility as each command relocates here from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
During his first visit to the site of the new U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters Construction Project, August 30, 2010, at Fort Bragg, N.C., Tad Davis, USARC's chief executive officer emphasizes the importance of properly managing the 631,000 sq. ft. facility to take advantage of the environmentally-friendly and energy-saving features built in to the structure.  "We have to manage the building the way it's designed and constructed," said Davis.  "At the end of the day, it all factors into saving energy and protecting the environment."  Dan Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, resident engineer for the project looks on."
7 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – During his first visit to the site of the new U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters Construction Project, August 30, 2010, at Fort Bragg, N.C., Tad Davis, USARC's chief executive officer emphasizes the importance of properly managing the 631,000 sq. ft. facility to take advantage of the environmentally-friendly and energy-saving features built in to the structure. "We have to manage the building the way it's designed and constructed," said Davis. "At the end of the day, it all factors into saving energy and protecting the environment." Dan Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, resident engineer for the project looks on." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
(L-R) Art Chambers, site safety manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Tad Davis, U.S. Army Reserve Command chief executive officer and Dan Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, resident engineer for the project, discuss safety programs at the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters Construction Project, Aug. 30, 2010, at Fort Bragg, N.C. No lost time accidents have occured on the project, with more than 820,000 man-hours expended. "
8 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (L-R) Art Chambers, site safety manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Tad Davis, U.S. Army Reserve Command chief executive officer and Dan Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, resident engineer for the project, discuss safety programs at the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters Construction Project, Aug. 30, 2010, at Fort Bragg, N.C. No lost time accidents have occured on the project, with more than 820,000 man-hours expended. " (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Tad Davis, chief executive officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command, discusses the elastomeric covering on the roof of the U.S. Army Forces Command and USARC Combined Headquarters facility, with Dan Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Aug. 30, 2010, at Fort Bragg, N.C.  The covering lessens heat loading, reducing the need for air conditioning during summer months, and is a part of the effort to meet the U.S. Green Business Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design "Silver" certification standard for new construction."
9 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Tad Davis, chief executive officer, U.S. Army Reserve Command, discusses the elastomeric covering on the roof of the U.S. Army Forces Command and USARC Combined Headquarters facility, with Dan Davis, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Aug. 30, 2010, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The covering lessens heat loading, reducing the need for air conditioning during summer months, and is a part of the effort to meet the U.S. Green Business Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design "Silver" certification standard for new construction." (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Demonstrating "learning never ends", Tammy Knight, an accountant with U.S. Army Forces Command's "Torch Party" at Fort Bragg, N.C., works at an online lesson covering aspects of the Government Financial Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), Aug. 30, 2010. Knight is a member of the 50-person team setting the conditions for the successful arrival of FORSCOM's advance echelon in October, as part of the headquarters relocation from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation
10 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Demonstrating "learning never ends", Tammy Knight, an accountant with U.S. Army Forces Command's "Torch Party" at Fort Bragg, N.C., works at an online lesson covering aspects of the Government Financial Enterprise Business System (GFEBS), Aug. 30, 2010. Knight is a member of the 50-person team setting the conditions for the successful arrival of FORSCOM's advance echelon in October, as part of the headquarters relocation from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Matt Horn, Landart Solutions, Fayetteville, NC, resorts to manual labor to throw a carpet of new grass, August 31, 2010, in front of Old Bowley School at  Fort Bragg, N.C.  Renovations converting the former elementary school to office space are underway, and the ADVON (advanced echelon) for the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will occupy the facility as each command relocates here from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation. Landart Solutions is one of several small business performing work on the site, generating a positive impact on the local economy.
11 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Matt Horn, Landart Solutions, Fayetteville, NC, resorts to manual labor to throw a carpet of new grass, August 31, 2010, in front of Old Bowley School at Fort Bragg, N.C. Renovations converting the former elementary school to office space are underway, and the ADVON (advanced echelon) for the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will occupy the facility as each command relocates here from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation. Landart Solutions is one of several small business performing work on the site, generating a positive impact on the local economy. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Michael Monroe, a landscaper with Landart Solutions of Fayetteville, N.C. keeps a sharp eye on the turf as Matt Horn, Landart Solutions, Fayetteville, NC, operates a CAT 257B Multi-terrain Loader to lay down a carpet of new grass, August 31, 2010, in front of Old Bowley School at  Fort Bragg, N.C.  Renovations converting the former elementary school to office space are underway, and the ADVON (advanced echelon) for the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will occupy the facility as each command relocates here from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation. Landart Solutions is one of several small business performing work on the site, generating a positive impact on the local economy.
12 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Michael Monroe, a landscaper with Landart Solutions of Fayetteville, N.C. keeps a sharp eye on the turf as Matt Horn, Landart Solutions, Fayetteville, NC, operates a CAT 257B Multi-terrain Loader to lay down a carpet of new grass, August 31, 2010, in front of Old Bowley School at Fort Bragg, N.C. Renovations converting the former elementary school to office space are underway, and the ADVON (advanced echelon) for the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will occupy the facility as each command relocates here from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation. Landart Solutions is one of several small business performing work on the site, generating a positive impact on the local economy. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
In this photo illustration, a safety message-laden construction helmet reflects the focus on preventing workplace injuries and taking care of people at the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters Construction Project at Fort Bragg, N.C.  As of Aug. 30, 2010, the Hensel Phelps Construction Co. - led effort has logged more than 820,000 man-hours with no lost time due to injury.  On any given day, as many as 600 workers are on the site.
13 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – In this photo illustration, a safety message-laden construction helmet reflects the focus on preventing workplace injuries and taking care of people at the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters Construction Project at Fort Bragg, N.C. As of Aug. 30, 2010, the Hensel Phelps Construction Co. - led effort has logged more than 820,000 man-hours with no lost time due to injury. On any given day, as many as 600 workers are on the site. (Photo Credit: Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL