June 2018
MING Traverse City Armory Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting for Traverse City MING Armory

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (June 29, 2018) - Traverse City Mayor Jim Carruthers, State Representative Larry Inman, and representatives from Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais and armory manager Sgt. 1st Class Derek Quick cut the ribbon to officially open the new Michigan National Guard Traverse City Armory.

The armory was formerly a charter school, but will now house two Michigan Army National Guard units, including the 1430th Engineer Co. previously based in Gladstone.


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Michigan Army National Guard Soldiers set to assist in Houghton Recovery

LANSING, Mich., June 20, 2018 The Michigan National Guard will begin repair operations this week in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, following severe rain that caused numerous washouts.  Approximately 70 Soldiers will be activated in response to the emergency declaration issued by Governor Snyder Monday and include Soldiers from armories in Kingsford, Iron River, Calumet, Sault Ste. Marie and Montague.  The Soldiers are members of 107th Engineer Battalion headquartered in Ishpeming and the 507th Engineer Battalion headquartered in Kalamazoo.

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Michigan National Guard Acquires Land For Super Armory

LANSING, Mich., April 3, 2018 -- The Michigan National Guard has purchased 44 acres of land from Monroe Bank & Trust for a new super-armory. The plan is to seek federal funding for more than one unit at this location as well as a maintenance facility.  Maj. Gen. Gregory Vadnais, the Adjutant General of Michigan made the installations and armories of the Michigan National Guard a priority when appointed by Governor Snyder in 2011.  Vadnais directed that the Michigan National Guard participate in the first round of a national strategic study of armories which generated a comprehensive report for congress.

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