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Army Material Command moves to Fort Belvoir

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 30, 2002) -- The Army Material Command will move out of its Washington, D.C. facility this winter in order to ensure the safety of its workers, according to AMC officials.

The first contingent of one of the largest Army commands is slated to move into open existing facilities at Fort Belvoir, Va., by February.

"The events of September 11th underscore our need for security and increased safety," said Maj. Gen. Richard Hack, AMC chief of staff.

Approximately 1,100 AMC civilian employees, soldiers and contractors will be impacted by the planned move.

The rest of the command will relocate into yet-to-be-erected manufactured modular buildings by November 2003.

Fort Belvoir offers a suitable site with in-depth military security, and relocation will have minimal impact on employees due to its proximity to the current location, officials said.

The AMC headquarters is also currently undergoing a redesign in order to enhance effectiveness and create a fully integrated operation. The redesign will be provisional in May and complete by October.

The Army Materiel Command is currently the only four-star headquarters in the Army not located on a military installation.

(Editor's note: Information taken from an Army press release.)

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