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September 24, 2010
Oregon National Guard to dedicate Armed Forces Reserve Center in Lane County
 
The Oregon National Guard will hold a dedication ceremony for the Lane County Armed Forces Reserve Center in Springfield, Ore., at 10:00 a.m., Sept. 27.

The facility is located at 3110 Pierce Parkway in Springfield. The public and the media are invited to attend the event.

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio, and City of Springfield Mayor Sid Leiken are scheduled to attend the ceremony. Oregon National Guard leadership, including Maj. Gen. Raymond F. Rees, The Adjutant General, Oregon, are also scheduled to be on hand.

Also scheduled to attend is Mr. Joseph Calcara, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Housing. Calcara oversees all physical installations throughout the United States Army.

In addition to the Oregon Army National Guard, the new facility will house offices for the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the United States Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps.

The 156,000 square foot facility includes a full service kitchen, a 7,400 square foot assembly hall, and six classrooms totaling almost 6,000 square feet. The classrooms and facilities can be utilized by community partners and organizations, such as local Scout Troops, Drivers Education and Canine Obedience Training groups.

"The project has exceeded our expectations by integrating and becoming a foundational part of the community," said Doug MacDonald, facilities community liaison.

The building's contractor is Wildish Building Company, and architects are Barrentine Bates Lee. The building was completed in 2009 at a cost $34 million.
 
Contact Info: Capt. Stephen Bomar, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs; 503-584-3886.