Hoeven: New North Dakota National Guard Maintenance Facility in Valley City Will Support Our Guard's Vital Work
VALLEY CITY, N.D. – Senator John Hoeven today joined North Dakota National Guard (NDNG) officials in dedicating their new $13 million vehicle maintenance facility in Valley City. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Hoeven helped secure $10.8 million of the facility’s $13 million cost, with the balance of funding coming from the National Guard Bureau. Hoeven joined Guard leaders at the groundbreaking in 2015.
“This vehicle maintenance facility is a significant upgrade for the Guard and provides more space and new capabilities to keep the Guard’s vehicles up and running,” Hoeven said. “The old shop was more than 50 years old and could not accommodate the Guard’s vehicles. This new maintenance facility was completed ahead of schedule and will help support our Guard members in their important missions to serve our state and nation.”
The new facility is 45,000 square feet, with 30,000 square feet in the maintenance shop and 15,000 square feet of vehicle storage space. It will support maintenance for up to 175 pieces of equipment. The new facility will allow Guard units to meet operational readiness and training objectives and it provides space for office supplies and parking, training and physical fitness areas and administrative offices. It meets guidelines for anti-terrorism Force Protection as well as requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The old vehicle maintenance facility was built in 1960 and was a little over 3,200 square feet. Among other limitations, it could not accommodate the 231st Brigade Support Battalion’s Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Trucks. Senator Hoeven toured the constrained maintenance center in Valley City in 2014 and was able to secure funding for the new facility in the fiscal year 2015 government funding legislation.
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