Fort Leavenworth reopens Eisenhower Hall
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan.–Fort Leavenworth officials will reopen Eisenhower Hall with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, June 21 at 11 a.m. at the Hall’s main entrance. The building has been under renovation since last year.

One new feature in Eisenhower Hall will be an exhibit provided by the Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum and Boyhood Home that examines President Eisenhower’s education from his days at Lincoln elementary in Abilene through high school, West Point, the Command and General Staff School, Army War College and Army Industrial College. Additionally, it looks at other informal learning experiences along the way, such as his time in Panama under General Fox Conner and with the American Battle Monuments Commission in France. The exhibit stresses the importance of the Army schools in the education of the most important soldier-statesman of the 20th century and how well that education prepared him for the challenges of his time. The exhibit is located in the Eisenhower Hall Atrium and is open to the public during all hours the building is open.

According to the Command and General Staff College Chief of Staff, Jeff LaMoe, the completion of the Eisenhower Hall project culminates a six-year plan to upgrade the college campus. LaMoe said the timely completion of the project shows great cooperation between the College, the Combined Arms Center staff, the Fort Leavenworth Garrison, and the Army Corps of Engineers.

He also said the building shows the Army’s dedication to professional military education. Completion of the renovation and bringing the building up to Classroom XXI standards supports the Army Learning Model.

Eisenhower Hall encompasses twin structures that house the Combat Arms Research Library, the Army Management Staff College, the School for Command Preparation and other activities. The building was completed in 1994. Recent renovations upgraded the building’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems, power grid, and digital communications capabilities.

Upgrades allow Fort Leavenworth to bring 40 classrooms in the building up to the Army’s Classroom XXI standard that provides state-of-the-art multi-media capabilities to facilitate learning. The renovation added a new, hybrid geo-exchange system featuring 240 thermal wells and new power distribution and lighting to meet a 40 percent energy savings target. The renovation also included a new conference center and renovation of the DePuy Auditorium.
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