FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday, Nov. 16, 2012
Army National Guard 2nd Lt. Skye A. Robinson
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (11/16/12) – The Colorado Army National Guard will break ground for the new Training Center Complex on Fort Carson, Colo., Nov. 19 at 3 p.m.
Colorado National Guard and Fort Carson senior leaders are scheduled to attend.
The TCC is the third and final phase of the Centennial Training Site, which occupies 160 acres on Fort Carson. The previous two phases are the Regional Training Institute and the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site.
This new 165,195 square-foot-facility will provide training facilities, dining facilities, and billeting for up to 500 Soldiers at a time.
Construction will begin December 2012 and is scheduled for completion December 2014.
An estimated 1,300 personnel will be involved in the construction of this facility. This project will bring approximately $40 million from the federal government to the state and local economies.
The architecture and engineering team for this project is led by Jacobs from Arlington, Va., with architectural design by Coover-Clark & Associates of Denver. The general contractor is FSA, Inc. from Tampa, Fla., partnered with J. Kokolakis Contracting, Inc., from Tarpon Springs, Fla.
Building amenities will include large classrooms, supply rooms, weapons vaults, Engagement Skills Trainer, commercial kitchen, dining facility, billeting and administrative offices.
"All Soldiers who use the new TCC will benefit from the state-of-the-art features and ideal location this new facility will provide,” said Maj. Gen. H. Michael Edwards, the adjutant general of Colorado. “Additionally, I'm thrilled that this project will bring roughly $40 million to Colorado's economy."
News media representatives are encouraged to cover the groundbreaking located on Butts Road just south of the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site, Building 9100. Remarks by Colorado National Guard and Fort Carson leaders will begin at 3 p.m.
Media representatives wishing to attend must make coordination with 2nd Lt. Skye Robinson, Colorado National Guard Public Affairs, at 720-250-1052 or 720-785-3860.
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