News | Oct. 22, 2019

Army computers serve on in local school district

By Tim Hoyle DLA Disposition Services

Computers and accessories once used by soldiers at U.S. Army Forces Command continue to serve as they help North Carolina students learn.

Property Disposal Specialist Eric Garris at the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services site at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, said they helped with the transfer of 42 monitors, 31 laptops, 17 tablets, and 15 desktops from the Army to the school in Carthage, North Carolina, at no cost.

"This is another way we can pay back to the local community, especially around military sites where families of service members are helped,” said Phil Greene, a DLA Logistics Operations employee serving as a FORSCOM liaison.

In a story posted by the command, Greene noted that McDeeds Creek Elementary School was the second school that FORSCOM has been able to help  through the Defense Department’s Computers for Learning program since moving up to Fort Bragg from Atlanta.

"Some of these computers and tablets are almost brand new, and instead of being disposed of, we're able to give them to a school," Greene said.

The Army story also noted that Principal Molly Capps was visibly excited when she got to open the box on the new tablet earmarked for her use.

 "We're a new school, so getting this equipment is such a blessing for us," said Capps. "I can't express our gratitude enough for being afforded this opportunity."

For additional information, visit from the original FORSCOM story on the Army’s website. For more information about Computers for Learning, visit the program’s website page or call the DLA Customer Interaction Center at 877-352-2255.