CAMP MURRAY, WA – The Washington Army National Guard will break ground on a new Information Operations readiness Center (IORC) in a ceremony scheduled for Thursday, October 24th at 1:00 p.m. at the corner of Pendleton Avenue and 2nd Division Drive on Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
The IORC will provide guardsmen from multiple units, a new facility to perform their full-time and traditional duties.
“We are excited to be breaking ground on what will be a first-class facility,” said Major General Bret D. Daugherty, the state’s adjutant general. “This new readiness center will provide our Guardsmen with top of the line facilities, work space and areas to excel in their jobs.”
The new building will include special purpose and administration areas, an assembly hall, catering kitchen, arms vault, locker rooms, restrooms and shower areas, as well as support functions associated with the facility.
The $27 million construction project was awarded to RQ Construction of California, after evaluating a number of competitive bids. Construction of the new 124,000 square foot facility is scheduled to finish near the end of calendar year 2015, and it will have a LEED Silver environmental rating.