Nebraska Guard ready to build armory at Air Force base

By Published: July 4, 2019

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — Nebraska National Guard officials say the guard is leasing space on a U.S. Air Force base south of Omaha for a new armory.

The guard's Col. Shane Martin says what will be called the Bellevue Readiness Center will include office space, a drill floor, a large kitchen, maintenance bays for guard vehicles and an elevated classroom.

It will cover 130,000 square feet at a cost of $29 million. The 38-acre parcel is on the site of a former housing area at Offutt Air Force Base.

The Omaha World-Herald reports that federal funding for the project hasn't been approved in the final Pentagon budget in the past two federal fiscal years and could be pushed back again.

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