Fort Benning CRC mission comes to an end

Continental U.S. Replacement Center closing at Ft. Benning

FORT BENNING, GA (WTVM) - The Fort Benning Continental United States Replacement Center mission will draw to a close when a flight from Lawson Army Airfield departs August 9 at 2 p.m.

Approximately 150 individuals will depart from Lawson Army Airfield for Southwest Asia.  They are the last personnel who trained and were processed through the CRC here.

The CONUS Replacement Center, located in Harmony Church, received and processed non-unit related personnel, Soldiers and civilians, for deployment and redeployment to and from 34 different destinations.  These destinations included Djibouti, Egypt, Pakistan and Honduras.  The CRC has trained more than 30,000 personnel for deployment annually.

Individuals inprocessing through the CRC usually spend about seven days there before they deploy.  Inprocessing at a CRC generally consists of personnel record, medical and dental screenings, obtaining identification and credentials, equipment issue and mandatory theater and safety briefings.

The unit also provided command and control, logistical support and scheduling for Individual Ready Reserve Soldiers and conducted theater specific individual readiness training.

The CRC here has been the only center of its kind for the last year.  The CRC at Fort Bliss has been re-opened and will assume the CRC mission.