McMorris Announces Plans for New Armed Forces Reserve Center at Fairchild Air Force Base

(Washington, D.C.)  Congresswoman Cathy McMorris (WA-05) announced today that Fairchild Air Force Base will host a new $31 million Armed Forces Reserve Center and Organizational Maintenance Shop. Keith Eastin, Assistant Secretary of the Army, wrote in a letter to McMorris that the units currently assigned to the Mann Hall Army Reserve Center and the Walker Army Reserve Center will be relocated to the new facility at Fairchild Air Force Base. The project is part of Base Realignment and Closure package following the 2006 BRAC Commission report. Construction is slated to begin in 2007 and estimated to be completed in 2009.

“One of my top priorities is to work on those projects and issues that will keep our nation and communities safe,” said McMorris. “Protecting and expanding missions at Fairchild is important to our national security efforts. This project will provide our soldiers with a state of the art facility and ensure they receive the best training possible.”

McMorris, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Assistant Secretary Eastin in March requesting an update on the relocation of the Full Facility Restoration Project.

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