Agencies and organizations at the Soldier Support Center have been altered to keep the facility more aligned as a one-stop area for Soldier and Family support.

That was just one, of several points, iterated at a town hall, May 13, at the Yntema Club.

Recent changes addressed included moving the United Service Organizations and the Fort Bragg Legal Services offices into the SSC, as well as relocating the Warrior Transition Battalion to its complex on Normandy Drive.

There are plans to develop a Family Readiness Center in the former officers building on Pope Field as the current space at the SSC inadequately accommodates only platoon-size contingencies rather a than needed battalion-sized groups.

Other information brought forward was the demolition of McNair Elementary School this summer and the conversion of Irwin Intermediate School to grades 2 to 5 in light of that demolition, said an education spokesperson.

Also in education news, the summer feeding program will be available at Butner Primary and at Devers and Shughart elementary schools.

Other issues discussed was the closure of Cleland Ice Rink July 2 to 29, for multi-year maintenance that will improve the quality of ice. Additionally, a cableway has been reopened and updated picnic areas have been added at Smith Lake; there will be no charge to use Fort Bragg pools this year; and 120 apartments will be added to Randolph Pointe in upcoming months.

Also discussed were the installationís parking privileges.

According to Col. Stephen Sicinksi, Fort Bragg Garrison commander, reserved parking spots are given to those with commander in their title such as command sergeants major, commanders or deputy commanders, but not to primary staff members.

Town halls are held as a continuing means of communication between Fort Bragg leadership and installation residents in an effort to ensure a high quality of life.

For more information about this recent town hall, which was covered on social media, like the Fort Bragg Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/#!/fortbraggnc.