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Ribbon Cutting Held for New Building on Navy Training Facility Near Boardman

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BOARDMAN, OR - A $1 million Operational Support and Medical Treatment building is now complete on the Naval Weapons Systems Training Facility (NWSTF) located near Boardman, Oregon. 

The nine-month project was completed in January with a ribbon cutting on Feb. 18th. 

The new building replaced two obsolete buildings on the property and will serve as the primary staff offices, operations and medical facility for the staff. 

According to Kent Mathes, the Northwest Training Range Complex Manager, the new support building emphasizes the importance of the NWSTF to military training and readiness. 

"Having a first-class support building reflects the vital role the Boardman Range facility fills in preparing warfighters to operate in any foreseeable combat scenario," Mathes said. "The old buildings were simply sub-standard; one was condemned due to water damage and the other was dysfunctional as it outlived its original purpose to house range instrumentation." 

NWSTF Boardman is the principal regional air-to-ground weapons training installation for EA-18G Growler units located at NAS Whidbey Island to perform low attitude tactical training and used for training by Oregon National Guard units located throughout the state of Oregon. 

NWSTF Boardman supports training requirements of the U.S. Air Force Reserve from Washington-based units in addition to periodic use by a multitude of Department of Defense units. 

The special use airspace is used additionally by Department of Defense contractors to conduct Unmanned Aerial System testing. 

Other existing buildings on NWSTF Boardman include a Fire Station and Maintenance Facility and a Range Control Tower.

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