McMorris Rodgers Speaks at Dedication of Armed Forces Reserve Center at Fairchild AFB

Aug 30, 2010


Spokane – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05) spoke at the dedication of the new Armed Forces Reserve Center at Fairchild Air Force Base today.  Rep. McMorris Rodgers was joined by Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Bessmer, Major General Glenn Lesniak and Colonel Tim Bush in a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Air Force Base.

“Today, we celebrate the construction of revolutionary new training buildings, maintenance shops, storage facilities, and equipment and supply units,” said Rep. McMorris Rodgers.  “We celebrate – and thank – the 13 Army Reserve units and 10 Washington Army National Guard units that will use this brand new facility to promote advancement and efficiency in their continued fight for our country.”

This project, which began when BRAC legislation was passed five years ago, included the construction of a $29.5 million consolidated Armed Forces Reserve Center and Organizational Maintenance Shop on approximately 30 acres at Fairchild AFB.  These state-of-the-art facilities will lead to a more efficient and well-trained fighting force.  

Rep. McMorris Rodgers is Fairchild’s leading advocate in Congress.  She is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Military Family Caucus.  She continues to be a proud and vocal champion of America’s service men and women and their families.


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