Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Groundbreaking at the Letterkenny Army Depot

Yesterday in Chambersburg, Congressman Shuster joined members of the Letterkenny Army Depot team to symbolically break ground on a new Army Reserve Center that when completed, will serve as the home to 300 Guardsman from a variety of detachments.

As part of the Department of the Army’s Military Construction projects, the center, which is being built on a 9.5 acre plot, will consist of more than 54,000 square feet and cost a projected $14. 6 million when completed by August 2010. Congressman Shuster secured full funding for this project as part of the FY09 appropriations process.

The units that will benefit by this construction project are the Headquarters Element, Army Reserve Defense Information Systems Agency; the 52nd Military History Detachment; 630th Detachment 1 and the 811th Platoon AMMO , 316th ESC; 200th MP Command and the 99th RSC AMSA 113.

According to Army officials, consolidating facilities will save billions, allowing the Department of the Army to focus funds on maintaining and modernizing facilities needed to better support our forces, recruit quality personnel, modernize equipment and infrastructure, and develop the capabilities needed to meet 21st Century threats.

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