The Army announced today it will officially close the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) Personnel Assistance Point (PAP) with a ceremony on March 14th, marking the arrival of the last Rest and Recuperation (R&R) flight that will use that airport as a hub for service members returning from theater on R&R.
The Army announced in January it would consolidate operations with the Atlanta PAP by April 1, 2012. The consolidation is a response to a decrease in the number of deployed service members traveling between the United States and theaters of operation in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The USO facility at Dallas-Fort Worth will remain open and provide assistance to service members and their families traveling through the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport.
Commemoration began earlier in March to recognize the tremendous support provided by the Dallas-Fort Worth community and thousands of volunteers who welcomed and supported deployed soldiers and civilians traveling there between the United States and theaters of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.