updated: 11/14/2011 1:12:42 PM
Governor Mitch Daniels is attending the dedication of the new $35 million Indiana National Guard Johnson County Armory this afternoon. Nearly 900 National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve units will be stationed at the Franklin facility.
November 14, 2011
Indianapolis, Ind. - Indiana National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger will welcome Gov. Mitch Daniels, U.S. Representative Todd Rokita, and other VIPs to a dedication ceremony for the Johnson County Armory today, November 14, 2011 at 1 p.m.
The ceremony will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a reception and tour of the facilities at 325 Minuteman Way, Franklin, IN 46131
The Johnson County Armory is a 169,000 square-foot, two-story training complex constructed on 39 acres of state acquired property. The new facility is a Base Realignment and Closure project designed to relocate Indiana Army National Guard units and was paid fully by federal funds. The facility is expected to enhance county-wide emergency response and is the largest readiness center in the state.
Eight Indiana Army National Guard units with nearly 750 personnel and three U.S. Army Reserve units with approximately 150 personnel will be stationed at the facility. The project cost $35,000,000.
Source: Indiana National Guard