Flagpole Installation - U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (Forward) H

By Jim Hinnant, U.S. Army Forces Command Public AffairsSeptember 2, 2010

Workers with R.C. Construction, Inc., of Greenwood, Miss., make final adjustments before installing a 30' flagpole, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C.  R.C. Construction is one of several small businesses working at renovating the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command  relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
1 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Workers with R.C. Construction, Inc., of Greenwood, Miss., make final adjustments before installing a 30' flagpole, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C. R.C. Construction is one of several small businesses working at renovating the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command relocate 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
Members of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command "Torch Party" and  R.C. Construction Company, Inc., of Greenwood, Miss., pose in front of a newly installed 30' flagpole, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C.  R.C. Construction is one of several small businesses working at renovating the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
2 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command "Torch Party" and R.C. Construction Company, Inc., of Greenwood, Miss., pose in front of a newly installed 30' flagpole, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C. R.C. Construction is one of several small businesses working at renovating the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command relocate 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
Workers use wooden shims to level a 30' flagpole in its final position, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C.  Once the pole is in the desired position, sand will be compacted around the 4' portion of the pole which is in the shaft, anchoring it into position without the use of concrete. Old Bowley School will serve as temporary office space for headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command relocating from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
3 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Workers use wooden shims to level a 30' flagpole in its final position, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C. Once the pole is in the desired position, sand will be compacted around the 4' portion of the pole which is in the shaft, anchoring it into position without the use of concrete. Old Bowley School will serve as temporary office space for headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command 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
Workers with R.C. Construction Co. Inc., of Greenwood, Miss., guide a 30' flagpole into final position, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C.  R.C. Construction is one of several small businesses working at renovating the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
4 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Workers with R.C. Construction Co. Inc., of Greenwood, Miss., guide a 30' flagpole into final position, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C. R.C. Construction is one of several small businesses working at renovating the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command relocate 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
Workers with R.C. Construction, Inc., of Greenwood, Miss., install a 30' flagpole,   Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C.  R.C. Construction is one of several small businesses working at renovating the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
5 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Workers with R.C. Construction, Inc., of Greenwood, Miss., install a 30' flagpole, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C. R.C. Construction is one of several small businesses working at renovating the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command relocate 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
Members of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command "Torch Party," watch the installation of a 30' flagpole, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C.  The installation is another of many significant actions in the renovation of the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of both commands relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
6 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command "Torch Party," watch the installation of a 30' flagpole, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C. The installation is another of many significant actions in the renovation of the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of both commands relocate 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
A U.S. Army Forces Command coin casts a shadow as it drops into the shaft for a 30' flagpole installed Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C.  The flagpole installation is another of many significant events in the renovation of the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of both commands relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
7 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A U.S. Army Forces Command coin casts a shadow as it drops into the shaft for a 30' flagpole installed Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C. The flagpole installation is another of many significant events in the renovation of the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of both commands relocate 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
Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command and Ronna Garrett, officer-in-charge, U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) display commemorative command coins they will place under the flagpole being installed, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C.  The installation is another of many significant events in the renovation of the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of both commands relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
8 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command and Ronna Garrett, officer-in-charge, U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) display commemorative command coins they will place under the flagpole being installed, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C. The installation is another of many significant events in the renovation of the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of both commands relocate 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
Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command and Ronna Garrett, officer-in-charge, U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) talk  to members of the FORSCOM/USARC "Torch Party," gathered to watch the installation of a 30' flagpole, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C.  The installation is another of many significant events in the renovation of the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of both commands relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
9 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command and Ronna Garrett, officer-in-charge, U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) talk to members of the FORSCOM/USARC "Torch Party," gathered to watch the installation of a 30' flagpole, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C. The installation is another of many significant events in the renovation of the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of both commands relocate 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
Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command, talks to members of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command "Torch Party," and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, gathered to watch the installation of a 30' flagpole, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C.  The installation is another of many significant events in the renovation of the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of both commands relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
10 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Colonel Timothy R. Collins, deputy chief of staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command, talks to members of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command "Torch Party," and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, gathered to watch the installation of a 30' flagpole, Sept. 1, 2010, at Old Bowley School, Fort Bragg, N.C. The installation is another of many significant events in the renovation of the former elementary school, which will serve as temporary office space as headquarters elements of both commands relocate 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
Installation complete, a 30' flagpole stands ready in front of Old Bowley School, at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 2, 2010.  In coming days, members of the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will hoist the U.S. and POW/MIA flags in front of the home of the advance echelons of the headquarters of each command as they relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.
11 / 11 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Installation complete, a 30' flagpole stands ready in front of Old Bowley School, at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 2, 2010. In coming days, members of the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command will hoist the U.S. and POW/MIA flags in front of the home of the advance echelons of the headquarters of each command as they relocate 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