IA Nat’l. Guard Rededication Ceremony set for Shenandoah Readiness Ctr.


February 24th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Officials with the Iowa National Guard say they will host a rededication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 3rd, commemorating the completed renovation of the Shenandoah Readiness Center, at 601 Ferguson Road, in Shenandoah. Guard Public Affairs Officer, Colonel Greg Hapgood, says Iowa National Guard leadership and representatives from federal, state, and local governments will participate in the ceremony. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the rededication ceremony.

Originally constructed in 1956, the Shenandoah project includes a complete renovation of the existing facility (approximately 16,556 square feet), and the addition of approximately 2,760 square feet to the facility. The existing facility received upgraded finishes, energy-efficient heating-ventilation-air conditioning systems, lighting, and windows. All parking areas were paved and exterior landscape and drainage were improved. New entrances were also constructed to the south and west.

The $2.3 million project also includes a renovated Recruiter office, Family Support office, a new Iowa Communications Network classroom and a newly-remodeled kitchen. The restrooms were upgraded and remodeled in an earlier project completed in 2007.

The Shenandoah Readiness Center is home to Company B, 1st Battalion, 168th Infantry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. 34th Infantry Division, Iowa Army National Guard. Approximately 50 Soldiers are based at the Shenandoah Readiness Center.