Utah National Guard Breaks Ground on $37M Special Forces Readiness Center

📅   Mon November 20, 2017 - West Edition #24
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The ceremony for the $37-million-dollar Special Forces Readiness Center took place on Oct. 18 at Camp Williams.
(Jacobsen Construction photo)
The ceremony for the $37-million-dollar Special Forces Readiness Center took place on Oct. 18 at Camp Williams. (Jacobsen Construction photo)

RIVERTON, Utah (AP) The Utah National Guard has broken ground on a new facility.

The ceremony for the $37-million-dollar Special Forces Readiness Center took place on Oct. 18 at Camp Williams.

The facility will be for the Utah National Guard's elite 19th Special Forces Group, an elite division of the Army National Guard.

A Utah National Guard news release said the 140,000 sq.-ft. (13,006-sq-m) headquarters will hold classrooms, large training and operations spaces and offices.

The facility is scheduled to be completed by 2019.

Officials said the new training headquarters has been planned for a decade. The contractor is Jacobsen Construction from Salt Lake City.