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Fort Lee,

residential borough (1990 pop. 31,997), Bergen co., NE N.J., on the Palisades overlooking the Hudson River; settled c.1700, inc. 1904. The Revolutionary War fort built here to command the Hudson was abandoned on Nov. 20, 1776, after Fort Washington, on the opposite shore, fell to the British. Fort Lee was an early center of the motion-picture industry. It is the western terminus of the George Washington BridgeGeorge Washington Bridge,
vehicular suspension bridge across the Hudson River, between Manhattan borough of New York City and Fort Lee, N.J.; constructed 1927–31. It is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world.
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Over $1.36 billion is programmed for fiscal years 2007 to 2011 to fund BRAC construction requirements at Fort Lee. This includes $1.2 billion in Army requirements to support the establishment of the SCoE, $47 million in DOD requirements (for the DeCA and DCMA moves to Fort Lee), and $88 million in joint requirements (for the Air Force and Navy culinary and Air Force transportation management relocations to Fort Lee).
Programmed funding for BRAC construction requirements at Fort Lee totals over $1.3 billion for fiscal years 2007 to 2011--$1.2 billion in Army requirements, $47 million in Department of Defense (DOD) requirements, and $88 million in joint requirements.
"We are getting the theory and practice taught at the Defense Acquisition University at Fort Lee.
Located immediately over the George Washington Bridge and one block from Fort Lee High School, the center is anchored by Walgreens and includes such national cotenants as Verizon, Five Guys, I GNC, and an HSBC Bank branch that boasts over $115 million in deposits.
The uncasing of the ordnance colors at Fort Lee signifies the start of a new era for the Ordnance Center and Schools.
The new home of the Ordnance Corps at Fort Lee is being built on a former field training exercise site.
Twenty50, a new luxury rental building near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N J, will officially open this month, officials from developer BNE Real Estate Group announced.
The Army Ordnance Mechanical Maintenance School's (OMMS's)technical training departments are moving from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, to Fort Lee, Virginia, by the end of 2011.
BNE Real Estate Group has topped off of Twenty50, marking the completion of vertical construction at the new luxury rental building in Fort Lee.
Field Manual Interim 3-35, Army Deployment and Redeployment, defines deployment as "the movement of forces to an operational area in response to an order." By that definition, the unit moves that are taking place in response to the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) report can be called "deployments." This year, the Army Ordnance Center and Schools, the 61st Ordnance Brigade, and the 16th Ordnance Battalion are deploying from Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, to Fort Lee, Virginia.
Tucker Development Corporation announced that Hudson Lights--the company's mixed-use development planned for more than eight acres in the heart of downtown Fort Lee, N.J.--has received site plan approval from the Fort Lee Borough Planning Board.

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