Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, (APG) marked the formal completion of the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process and acknowledged the transformation of the installation’s missions with two ceremonies on Sept. 15, the day BRAC law required completion of the required actions.[image align="right" caption="Aberdeen Proving Ground, C4ISR Materiel Enterprise, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leaders cut a ribbon to mark the opening of the new C4ISR Materiel Center of Excellence during a dedication ceremony Sept. 15. The event marked the completion of the $877 million, multiphase program to build the center. (Photo by Sean Kief, APG Garrison.)" linkto="/web/wp-content/uploads/C4ISR_037-compressed.jpg" linktype="image"]“/web/wp-content/uploads/C4ISR_037-compressed.jpg” height=”167″width=”246″[/image]
APG highlighted its new “team” in a BRAC Completion Ceremony at the post’s Fanshaw Field. The event featured a symbolic flag ceremony that showcased the missions of the incoming organizations, as well as the legacy organizations that have built the installation’s reputation for successfully supporting Soldiers. Eleven organizations have arrived at APG as part of the BRAC process.
After the ceremony, the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Materiel Center of Excellence brought closure to its relocation from Fort Monmouth, NJ, and other locations with a C4ISR Center of Excellence dedication ceremony. The ceremony highlighted the largest mission influx for the APG community from BRAC, acknowledged the tradition of C4ISR excellence created at Fort Monmouth, and celebrated the future of C4ISR at APG. The C4ISR team moved 7,260 employee positions, 120 laboratories, and 80,000 pieces of equipment to APG without any interruption to its support for Soldiers. Fort Monmouth held its closure ceremony on Sept. 13.
C4ISR organizations exhibited a variety of Army communications equipment and technology as tangible examples of the world-class systems provided to Soldiers by the new Center of Excellence.
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