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May 27, 2009
Update: New Oregon National Guard construction project to create more than 1,300 jobs
 
The Oregon National Guard is scheduled to host a ceremony commemorating the construction of a new facility at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas, Ore., 10:30 a.m., May 29.

The 41 Armed Forces Reserve Center, with a projected cost of more than $74 million, will be the largest facility built by the Oregon National Guard.

The project will generate more than 800 direct construction as well as an additional 525 indirect jobs in the state.

The federal government has funded most of the total cost, with $51 million coming from the National Guard. This includes $1.3 million in stimulus funds for storm water management and $21 million from the U.S. Army Reserve. The State of Oregon will contribute another $2.9 million.

When complete, the nearly 250,000 square foot facility will be home to more than 1,300 Oregon Army National Guard soldiers and the United States Army Reserve.

Barrentine Bates Lee, of Lake Oswego, Ore., began the design work on March 24. Construction of the facility has been contracted with Hoffman Construction Co., of Portland, Ore., and begins June 26, with a completion date of Aug 1, 2011.

The facility is dedicated to the memory of the 41 Infantry Division and its soldiers—a unit which gained recognition for their sacrifice and service during WWII.

The ceremony is scheduled to be held at Camp Withycombe, located at 10101 SE Clackamas Rd., Clackamas, Ore., 97015. The event is open to the public. Former 41 Infantry Division members and their families, as well as media are encouraged to attend.
 
 
Contact Info:
 
Capt. Stephen Bomar
Oregon Military Department
503-584-3885