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    NY Army National Guard opens new $20.5 million shop facility at Camp Smith

    NY Army Guard opens maintenance shop at Camp Smith Training Site

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Michael Davis | U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields,( left) commander of the New York Army National...... read more read more

    CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE , NY, UNITED STATES

    06.23.2018

    Story by Staff Sgt. Michael Davis 

    New York National Guard

    CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE,CORTLANDT MANOR, NY --The New York National Guard officially opened a new $20.5 million maintenance facility here on Thursday, June 21.

    Major General Raymond Shields, the commander of the New York Army National Guard, conducted a short ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the project.

    The Camp Smith Combined Support Maintenance Shop is a 40,830 square foot masonry and insulated metal structure that incorporates 30,000 square feet of maintenance space and 11,000 square feet of administrative and support space.

    The maintenance building replaces a facility constructed in 1949.

    The $20.5 million facility is designed to support the Army's newest vehicles and equipment. The facility includes three general purpose work bays, an inspection bay and a welding bay, as well as a washing bay. There are also rooms where electronics, weapons, generators, and other military equipment can be repaired.

    The new, modern bays are configured to support modern Army trucks, humvees and tracked vehicles and are a safer work environment for mechanics than those in the 1949 building being replaced.

    The facility incorporates an energy efficient design and is illuminated with state-of-the-art LED light fixtures and light control technology. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system also incorporates state-of-the-art technology to save energy.

    The building uses radiant floor heating in the work bays and also utilizes geothermal heating and cooling in the administration areas.

    These design measures, as well as the use of renewable and sustainable materials in the construction, resulted in the U.S. Green Building Council giving the project its Silver rating.

    The facility is designed to provide maintenance support for about 1,200 vehicles assigned to Army National Guard units from the Mid-Hudson Valley down to the Bronx. These vehicles are used for training and to support the Guard's emergency response mission.

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    Date Taken: 06.23.2018
    Date Posted: 06.27.2018 08:52
    Story ID: 282429
    Location: CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE , NY, US

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