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National Army museum reaches construction milestone

Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley speaks at the ceremony for the National Army Museum at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Sept. 14, 2016.

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By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: November 14, 2017

FORT BELVOIR, Va. — The planned National Museum of the United States Army is reaching a construction milestone.

The Army Historical Foundation says a "topping out" ceremony is scheduled for Friday morning when workers will place the museum building's final steel beam into place.

Groundbreaking on the long-planned museum began last year. It is expected to open in late 2019 on the grounds at Fort Belvoir in northern Virginia.

The 185,000-square-foot (17,000-square-meter) facility is being built on 84 acres (34 hectares) on the base, south of the nation's capital.
 

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