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C4ISR Center of Excellence meets BRAC deadline, celebrates arrival of last moving truck to APG

September 12, 2011

By Joan Elmore-Nutting

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The last moving truck carrying C4ISR Center of Excellence equipment arrived at Aberdeen Proving Ground Sept. 1, signifying the completion of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure move from Fort Monmouth to APG.

"Today marks the last official truck, number 809, leaving Fort Monmouth and that by itself is history because it represents a culmination of 93 years of Fort Monmouth support to the nation and our Warfighters," said Magdi Awad, contracting officer representative and manager of the BRAC Logistics Move Team. All BRAC actions had to be completed by Sept. 15.

The 809th truck load of equipment brought crates for the last individual personnel moves, along with residual equipment from CECOM's Logistics and Readiness Center and the Fort Monmouth BRAC Office. The last payload weighed about 10,000 pounds.

After more than two years of transition activities, the entire relocation project utilized 809 moving trucks carrying in excess of 3,300 pallets, 23,200 pieces of office equipment and furniture, 14,500 pieces of laboratory equipment furniture, 54 shelters and trailers, 100 wheeled vehicles, 50 containers, and 264 pieces of machinery and other equipment, according to Jorge J. Martinez, a CACI Technologies manager who helped oversee the planning, execution, reconstitution of functions and disposal property related to the BRAC relocation. The cargo move supported 332 Lab Re-locatable Unit Identifiers, and 117 laboratories, which were broken into smaller, relocatable, units to ease transport.

The 809 trucks drove approximately 128,000 miles between Fort Monmouth and APG in all weather and traffic conditions, without any road mishaps other than two blown tires, minimal materiel lost or damage, said Martinez. "We even made it through a blizzard and a hurricane," he emphasized.

The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command was charged with managing the move on behalf of the other C4ISR Center of Excellence organizations also making the move to APG, said Michael Vetter, CECOM G4 Logistics and Engineering director. Vetter credits the success of this massive relocation to the integrated teamwork between the BRAC Logistics Management Team, C4ISR Materiel Enterprise partners, the Army Corps of Engineers and contractor Team CACI, who executed the move and reconstitution requirements.

"The BRAC move program was very well executed by very dedicated team of government employees and team CACI well in time to meet the Sept. 15, 2011 BRAC deadline," added Awad.

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