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Markell to Attend National Guard Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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The Delaware National Guard will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday in New Castle, Del. The Delaware National Guard will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday in New Castle, Del.

NEW CASTLE, Del. – The Delaware National Guard will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday for the new Armed Forces Reserve Center, bringing many officials, including the governor, to the area.

The new $50 million, 106,000 square foot building took 15 years to plan and build, officials said. The building includes sensors, geothermal heating and air conditioning, solar panels and a rainwater irrigation system.

The U.S. Green Building Council named the Reserve Center as a gold-level building in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program, also know as the LEED program, according to National Guard officials.

Numerous officials, such as Gov. Jack Markell, Army Gen. Frank Grass and Vice Adm. Robin Braun, will be at the event to inaugurate the new building, officials say.

Approximately 175 sailors, soldiers and airman use the AFRC on a daily basis, according to authorities. These numbers can reach 320 on training assembly weekends.

The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. at 250 Airport Road in New Castle, Del., according to the National Guard. The ceremony is open to the media and the public.

For more information, contact Lt. Col. Len Gratteri at 302-540-0134 or Leonard.a.gratteri.mil@mail.mil.

 

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