The Iowa National Guard will celebrate the completion of the renovation of its Davenport Aviation Readiness Center Tuesday. Guard spokesman, Colonel Greg Hapgood, says there’ll be a rededication ceremony at 10 a.m. to mark the end of this project.
“It’s the second phase and final phase of a two-phase project which basically renovated the entire facility and added approximately two-thousand square feet,” Hapgood says. Hapgood says the original building was constructed in 1972, and now has modern systems inside.
He says that included all new ceilings, wall and floor coverings, energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems along with other energy efficient measures. Hapgood says this continues their program of updating facilities.
“The goal of the Iowa National Guard is to renovate facilities so that none of our buildings are older than 20 years old that haven’t been renovated yet, so this is one of those programmed renovations and additions that we were able to secure federal and state funding and were able to complete it this year,” Hapgood said.
The renovation and addition costs $2.1-million. The rededication ceremony is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the facility. The Davenport Aviation Readiness Center is home to some 200 soldiers who are part of the 248th Aviation Support Battalion and 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion.