New Wyoming National Guard center planned for Afton

New Wyo. National Guard center planned for Afton
2013-04-24T05:01:00Z 2013-04-24T20:01:05Z New Wyoming National Guard center planned for AftonThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 24, 2013 5:01 am  • 

CHEYENNE — The Wyoming Army National Guard is planning to build a 30,000-square-foot armory near Star Valley High School in Afton.

The new readiness center will replace a 1950s-era complex and provide Lincoln County with key structures in case of a disaster.

The current armory lacks the space for the large trucks, boats and bridging equipment used by the soldiers of the 1041st Engineer Company that are based at the Afton armory.

Guard officials say the $13.6 million center will be designed to withstand earthquakes. Construction is scheduled to begin in September and be done by January 2015.

Plans are that Lincoln County would take over the older armory.

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