The Fort Worth District manages one of the largest military construction programs in the Corps and supports customers with design and construction projects at 17 active Army and Air Force installations in Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana.
The district also assists Army and Air Force Reserve customers in Louisiana and Texas, provides operation and maintenance support to installations in three states, and leases facilities for military recruiting commands.
Fort Sam Houston
The BRAC Medical Construction Program consists of four major components:
- The Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center Renovation/Construction Program
- The Medical Education and Training Campus
- The Laboratory/Research Facility Construction Program
- The Clinic Construction/Upgrade Program
Projects to expand and renovate Brooke Army Medical Center on Fort Sam Houston are moving forward. A groundbreaking ceremony took place in December 2008 for construction of a 768,000 square foot tower addition, 306,000 square feet of renovations, and construction of a 5,000 space parking garage. Design work has begun on a project to replace Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB. Wilford Hall will become an ambulatory outpatient care facility, transferring inpatient responsibilities to Brooke Army Medical Center. When the projects at the two medical centers are finished, they will be re-designated as the north and south campuses of the San Antonio Military Medical Center. The total cost of the SAMMC program is projected to be about $1.3 billion, which is coming from BRAC and other funding sources. The Medical Education and Training Campus program includes 13 buildings to support the realignment of Air Force and Navy medical enlisted personnel training from San Diego NAS, Great Lakes NAS, and Sheppard AFB to Fort Sam Houston. The Army medical enlisted personnel training is currently taking place at Fort Sam Houston. Once completed, METC will provide training for all three services together in the same buildings. The total cost of the METC construction program is projected to be $807 million, including BRAC and other funds. The third major component is the construction of new research and laboratory facilities. This $190 million program will construct the Joint Center of Excellence for Battlefield Health and Trauma Research and a Tri-Service Research Laboratory. The Battlefield Health and Trauma facility is scheduled for completion in early 2010. The contract to build the Tri-Service Lab was awarded in April 2009. The fourth component is the Clinic Program which upgrades and constructs troop outpatient clinical and dental facilities on Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. The total construction program is valued at $86 million. The health clinic on Camp Bullis was completed November 2009. The Fort Sam Houston Primary Care Clinic is scheduled to be completed in Spring 2010. Addition and renovations to the Budge Dental Clinic on Fort Sam Houston are scheduled for completion by the fall of 2010.
The Fort Bliss Expansion program reached a major milestone with the turnover of the 1st Brigade Combat Team Complex. The expansion program was established in FY06 with a mission to build facilities for nearly 20,000 Soldiers and 30,000 family members. This original mission expanded and construction is now underway for two additional Brigade Combat Teams. These units raise the planned Soldier population to approximately 37,000. All BRAC and MILCON projects are designed and constructed under the Army’s MILCON Transformation Program. The Program Office is using the Land Development Engineer/Product-line Approach to accomplish the majority of BRAC and MILCON projects. Using the product-line approach, there team members performing work across six Districts; Fort Worth, Galveston, Tulsa, Little Rock, Albuquerque, and Sacramento along with team members from the Centers of Standardization. Additionally, the expansion program includes Range and Training Facility Projects focused on Soldier training needs and a Medical Program responsible for medical and dental facilities. This is an enormous expansion program with a total budget exceeding $4.5 billion. The current construction placement is nearly $20M per week. This is a fast tracked program. The 2nd Brigade Combat Team Complex was delivered in the Summer of 2009. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team Complex will be delivered the Summer of 2010; and the new Headquarters building for the 1st Armored Division is under construction and will be delivered in 2011.
Central Texas Area Office
The CTAO currently has over 40 active contracts valued in excess of $.5 billion being managed and supported by 70 USACE members within the area and at the various Installations. Installations covered include Fort Hood, Dyess, Goodfellow, and Laughlin Air Force Bases. The projects cover the entire spectrum of military construction projects from Child Care Development Centers, Religious and Family Support Facilities, Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facilities, Troop Dining Facilities, various Operations Facilities, Air Force Dormitories, an assortment of medical projects, Army Reserve and National Guard Centers, Aircraft Hangars and Modular Barracks.
In support of the FSF – TT Mission, Manufacture, transport and install 96 modular buildings & utility systems repair at North Fort Polk. Project consists of renovations and repairs to existing electrical and utility lines as well as new main sewer lines, lateral sewer lines, individual building service lines, primary and secondary electric service, gas lines and meters, fire protection lines including valves and hydrants, and including making connections to existing buildings and new building systems.