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Utah National Guard breaks ground on new facility

October 18, 2017

RIVERTON, Utah (AP) — The Utah National Guard has broken ground on a new facility.

The ceremony for the $37-million-dollar Special Forces Readiness Center took place Tuesday at Camp Williams.

The facility will be for the Utah National Guard’s elite 19th Special Forces Group, an elite division of the Army National Guard.

A Utah National Guard news release says the 140,000 square-foot (13,006-square-meter) headquarters will hold classrooms, large training and operations spaces and offices.

The facility is scheduled to be completed by 2019.

Officials say the new training headquarters has been planned for a decade. The contractor is Jacobsen Construction from Salt Lake City.

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