News: Ground breaking to be held for Armed Forces Reserve Center in Danbury
Story by Staff Sgt. Shawn Morris
DANBURY, Conn. - The Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command is scheduled to host a ground-breaking ceremony to officially start construction on the Danbury Armed Forces Reserve Center.
What: The Army Reserve’s 99th Regional Support Command is scheduled to host a ground-breaking ceremony to officially start construction on the Danbury Armed Forces Reserve Center.
Who: Scheduled to speak at the event are:
- Maj. Gen. William D. Razz Waff, commanding general, 99th RSC
- U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman
- U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal
When:/b> Sunday, July 8 at 11 a.m. All media will need to arrive at approximately 10:45 a.m. for media brief and escort
Where: 90 Wooster Heights Road, Danbury, Conn., 06810
Background: The 99th RSC is officially beginning construction on a brand-new, state-of-the-art Armed Forces Reserve Center in Danbury.
This complex features a training facility with approximately 96,000 square feet, joint vehicle maintenance shop with approximately 18,000 square feet, and unheated storage building with approximately 3,000 square feet. Total project of $33.9 million was awarded to Korte-Fusco Joint Venture of St. Louis, in August 2011.
This complex is scheduled to be home to approximately 1,000 soldiers from the Army Reserve’s 417th Instructor Battalion, 411th Civil Affairs Company, 325th Military Intelligence Company and 325th Transportation Detachment, as well as the Connecticut Army National Guard’s 102nd Infantry Company and 142nd Medical Company.
The 99th RSC acts as a “virtual installation” that provides world-class Base Operations support to over 51,000 Army Reserve soldiers, 400 units and 300 facilities for the entire Northeast Region from Maine to Virginia for the Army Reserve in order to give our Warrior-citizens and their families the finest care, support, services and training.
Interested news organizations are invited. Working journalists should have photo ID.
For additional information, contact the 99th RSC Public Affairs Office at (732) 773-3026.