Senator John Hoeven today joined North Dakota National Guard leaders to break ground on a new Readiness Center for the Army National Guard. As a member of the Senate Defense Appropriations Committee, Hoeven secured $32 million in funding for the new facility, which will be used to house, support and train elements of the 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, the 191st Military Police Company and the 112th Aviation Regiment.

“The North Dakota National Guard is always ready, always there,” said Hoeven. “We worked to secure $32 million to build this new Readiness Facility in Fargo so our National Guard has the infrastructure and tools to fulfill their missions. This new Readiness Center will provide the Guard with space to house their equipment and complete training exercises to ensure that they continue their good work.”

The new Readiness Center will support the administrative, training and logistical needs for 309 Soldiers, 83 vehicles and other assigned equipment from the three Army National Guard units. The project will total 156,064 square feet, and include a 96,366-square-foot National Guard Readiness Center, a 59,698-square-foot enclosed vehicle storage facility, an entrance facility, a helipad, and other supporting facilities.