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May 27, 2011
Sen. Ron Wyden to visit Armed Forces Reserve Center at Camp Withcombe
 
Clackamas, Ore,  - Sen. Ron Wyden is scheduled to visit the Armed Forces Reserve Center (AFRC) at Camp Withycombe in Clackamas on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:30 am.  Construction on the state of the art multi functional 250,000 square foot facility began nearly two years ago and will be completed in July.  The AFRC will be home to more than 800 Oregon National Soldiers and approximately 420 United States Army Reserve soldiers.
 
The project is a result of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act, passed in 2005, which resulted in the National Guard closing and consolidating existing facilities and realigning resources.  The $75 Million facility being built at Camp Withycombe is almost entirely federally funded,  The facility is being built by Hoffman Construction.
 
The AFRC will result in a 35 percent reduction in annual facility operating costs for the assigned units.  The site will include 13,500 square feet of classroom space, a 447 seat auditorium, and a five-lane weapons simulation training room.  The space will be used for soldier training and also rented out to the community for various events.
 
Camp Withycombe is located at 10101 SE Clackamas Rd., Clackamas, Ore.
 
Media is invited to attend the walk through with Sen. Ron Wyden.  Interested media will need to reserve their space by e-mailing Kim Lippert, Public Affairs Specialist, Oregon Military Department, at Kimberly.l.Lippert@mil.state.or.us.
 
 
Contact Info: Oregon Military Department Public Affairs Office
(503) 584-3917