New aviation training support facility coming to Fort Rucker

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Aviation Training Support Facility at Fort Rucker on Thursday, Nov. 7, near the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. From left, are Nick Dill, senior representative, Robins and Morton Construction; Bob Mitchell, director, U.S. Army Aviation Museum; retired Lt. Gen. Daniel J. Petrosky, president, Army Aviation Museum Foundation; William G. Kidd, deputy to the commanding general, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence; Charles R. Bowery Jr., executive director, U.S. Army Center of Military History; Col. Whitney B. Gardner, Fort Rucker garrison commander; and Maj. Richard B. Peacock, deputy commander, Mobile District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. (Photo by Emily Edwards)

Fort Rucker hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Aviation Training Support Facility on Thursday, Nov. 7, near the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. The primary focus of the new facility will be historical training for soldiers. The 136,000-square-foot building will house a library, classrooms, conference areas, and climate-controlled storage for equipment and artifacts. Construction is expected to be complete by fall of 2021. The training support facility will house the technologies of United States Army Aviation. In addition to aircraft, the facility will have the evolution of all aspects of aviation equipment, weapons and uniforms. Soldiers will be able access these exhibits for study and research. The facility will also have a large classroom and reference library.

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