The Texas Army National Guard has a new state of the art training facility at Camp Mabry in Austin. The Austin Armed Forces Reserve Center and Joint Vehicle Maintenance Facility officially opened Sunday. The 209,000 square foot reserve center will also be home to the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, members of the U.S. Army reserves, U.S. Navy and Marine reserves. Approximately 1,400 service members will train at the center which includes classrooms, medical support facilities and a weapons simulation range.
"This facility brings us outstanding capabilities to install components and things we need to do here at home for the citizens of Texas as well as preparing for our title 10 overseas missions that we do regularly in deployment status," says Colonel Rick Adams with the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade.
The Texas Army National Guard also inducted the new AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter to its fleet.