Oct 28, 2011 12:07 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

Colorado National Guard to build new readiness center

The Colorado Army National Guard broke ground today on a new readiness center located on the eastern edge of the U.S. Air Force Academy. The construction will begin in November 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in May 2013. At any time, 200 trades people will work at the readiness center construction site. In total, approximately 725 construction personnel will be involved in the construction of this facility.

The new 63,000-square-foot facility will be the home of approximately 350 Soldiers of Company A and the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 1st Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment.

The battalion is the new light-infantry unit of the COARNG. At full strength, it will have more than 800 community-based Citizen-Soldiers in six companies, bringing new jobs to Colorado. New readiness centers have been or are being built in communities across Colorado, including Fort Lupton, Grand Junction, Colorado Springs, Windsor and Alamosa.



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