Fayetteville boasts large military community
The year 2011 marks the completion of the six-year BRAC process.
The changes make Fort Bragg the hub of the Army's deployable forces as well as the higher headquarters for the low-profile joint special operations forces whose SEALs were responsible for the raid in which Osama bin Laden was killed.
The 2005 Base Realignment and Closure law directed that Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command move from Atlanta no later than Sept. 15, 2011.
Their new combined headquarters at Knox and Randolph streets will have about 2,800 workers. Most will be higher ranking civilian and military, including five or six members of the Senior Executive Service, the federal civilian equivalent of generals.
Forces Command, which oversees the training and deployment of combat-ready forces in the continental United States, is the Army's largest command. Eight of the Army's 10 active-duty divisions will answer to Fort Bragg.
Airmen will continue to work with the Army as tenants on northern Fort Bragg rather than as residents of a separate Air Force base. Pope Air Force Base was realigned as Fort Bragg's Pope Field under the 2005 law.