(Fargo, ND) -- Some big news for the future of the North Dakota Air National Guard.
The U.S. Department of the Army awarded $13,039,500 to Gast Construction Company, Inc. in Fargo to build the new Remotely Piloted Aircraft operations center for the North Dakota Air National Guard’s 119th Wing.
“The 119th Wing has a global mission, and they’re in the fight every day,” said North Dakota Senator John Hoeven. “With the $17.5 million in funding we secured, we can now build a new operations center and they can move into it without any interruption in delivering their important mission.”
This contract provides for construction of a 25,600 square foot concrete building with a standing seam metal roof, and the Army estimates the completion date will be October 18th, 2022. A move-in date is expected by early 2023 at the latest.