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State Elected Leadership to Join Michigan National Guard for Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Albion Armory
December 07, 2023
Ceremony will highlight construction of new facilities for women service members
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan National Guard (MING) officials along with state elected leadership will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG) Albion Armory on Friday, December 08, 2023 at 10 a.m. at 1023 N Clark St., Albion.
The ceremony will highlight the effort to modernize the MIARNG facility to better serve Michigan’s women soldiers including the addition of new shower and toilet facilities and a lactation room.
“The modernization of the Albion Armory especially recognizes the significant contribution of women in the military,” said State Representative Jim Haadsma. “The Albion community has prepared, supported and sent generations of soldiers into service and, with these Armory improvements, that will continue for years to come.”
The Albion Armory is one of 33 facilities across Michigan that is targeted for modernization. At the time this facility was constructed in 1959, the structure and composition of the MIARNG force was primarily male and facilities, like restrooms and showers, were designed with that in mind. The total investment for this project is $4.711 million ($4.22 million federal/$491,000 state).
Media are invited to attend the Friday morning ceremony for a brief tour of the new facilities, remarks by MING officials and a ribbon cutting photo opportunity. Media should arrive at 9:45 a.m. and must RSVP to Capt. Cammy Alberts at 517-899-4481 or firstname.lastname@example.org.