NC Ready To Build New National Guard Headquarters

Work crews are ready to start building a new headquarters for North Carolina's National Guard.

Gov. Beverly Perdue and other state and military officials plan to be at a groundbreaking Tuesday for the new National Guard Joint Force Headquarters building in west Raleigh.

The $56 million project will largely be paid for with federal stimulus money, along with some state funds previously set aside for the project.

The headquarters building also will include offices for the State Highway Patrol, Division of Emergency Management and Department of Transportation, helping the agencies coordinate better during disasters.

Perdue will speak at the groundbreaking. She has said the construction project could create 4,200 jobs.

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  • by what Location: everywhere on May 26, 2009 at 05:21 PM
    I am concerned that witn ran a story about the NCNG is getting a new building when they just lost 3 soldiers in Iraq and that is yet to be seen.
  • by Bob Location: Greenville on May 26, 2009 at 10:09 AM
    As a state employee worried every day about my job, I am really mad that NCNG is going to get a new building. You could fund a lot of state workers with this money.
  • by deployedNCguardSoldier Location: Baghdad Iraq on May 26, 2009 at 09:10 AM
    I am so happy to hear that this project that is costing 56 million will help create 4200 jobs while some of the 4000 troops already employed by the state serving their state and country in Iraq are dealing with a multitude of improvised explosive devices, suicide bombers, and RKG-3 attacks without the proper outfitting of night optical devices, full comabat loads of ammunition, hmmwvs that constantly break down, turrets on vehicles that do not work, no army combat shirts to combat the 100 degree heat of Iraq, and not to mention the low inventory of medical supplies that plague certain units not confined to FOBs. It makes me very happy to hear that this money can be alloted to construct such buildings while the men and women that are torn from their families and lives back home constantly go out risking their life on a day to day basis so back home we can have a nice office place. Maybe some of that money can go to a memorial of those who have already given the ultimate sacrifice.
  • by ECU Republican Location: Baghdad on May 26, 2009 at 09:01 AM
    I'm Glad Gen. Ingram is getting his new office while us soldiers from the NC Guard over here in Iraq right now have unserviceable uniforms, broke down humvees, and no night vision equipment. I bet the fine NC citizens would love to hear their citizen soldiers are operating in a war zone without essential equipment. Half of it hasn't even made it over here and half got left in NC because they can't even coordinate shipping it. Everyone in the Guard will tell you that the headquarters now is just fine. Just more wasteful spending by the NC Guard Administration. Half the armories across the state are in disrepair and need major renovations. This NC Guard leadership is wasteful and needs to prioritize and its time the citizens hear about it.
  • by mike Location: martin county on May 26, 2009 at 07:15 AM
    Another fine example of tax money being wasted. The money should be used to pay salaries with not build big fancy office buildings.
  • by Will on May 26, 2009 at 06:24 AM
    Nothing at all wrong with the old building they have on Reedy Creek Road. Just a reason to get the Highway Patrol and Em Mgt out of the Archdale Building.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on May 26, 2009 at 05:00 AM
    What is wrong with the old headquarters? They are only using coordination as a ruse to spend your tax dollars.

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