updated: 5/29/2009 9:05:12 AM

Groundbreaking Planned For New National Guard Armory

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The Indiana National Guard will break ground this morning on its new $15 million armory near Indianapolis. The Lawrence Armory will have 70 full-time employees and will house four units. The facility will contain maintenance training work bays, an unheated storage building and a flammable storage facility. Construction is expected to be completed in fall of 2010.

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Press Release

May 28, 2009

INDIANAPOLIS. - The Indiana National Guard will hold a ground breaking ceremony for its newest facility, the Lawrence Armory, Friday, May 29, 10 a.m. at 9920 East 59th Street, Lawrence, Ind.

"We have a deep rooted military heritage at the historic Fort Benjamin Harrison location," said Indiana's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger. "We are extremely proud to be taking part in a new era for the next generation of Indiana's military success."

Major General Umbarger is pleased to announce that joining him in the ground breaking ceremony will be Mayor Paul Ricketts, State Senator James Merritt, State Representative Brian Bosma, Colonel Corey Carr and Ms. Emmy Huffman.

The facility will have 70 full-time employees, and will house four units. The units are Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 76th Special Troops Battalion, Company B, 76th Special Troops Battalion and Company C, 76th Special Troops Battalion.
Construction of the two story 96,000-square-foot facility will be completed in fall of 2010. The total cost of the facility is approximately $15 million and will rest on 28 acres of property acquired as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure process of Fort Harrison. The facility will contain maintenance training work bays, unheated storage building and a flammable storage facility.

Source: Indiana National Guard

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