KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – State, federal and local dignitaries were at Kingsley Field in Klamath Falls Tuesday morning to cut the ribbon on a new $6million training facility.
Oregon Second District Congressman Greg Walden and the head of the Oregon National Guard took the scissors to cut the ribbon on the joint Armed Forces Reserve Center. It’s the first phase of a project they hope will also bring a new National Guard Armory to the Air Guard base.
Planning for the new security forces training center actually began 8 years ago. If they get the necessary funding, within two years they hope to build an armory that would attach to the new facility, while the old building this new one replaces was torn down to make way for a parking lot.
Congressman Walden also mentioned in his comments that within the next couple years, Oregon guardsmen will be sent back to Afghanistan.