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Browning Armory ribbon cutting in Ogden, Utah | by Utah National Guard
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Browning Armory ribbon cutting in Ogden, Utah

The Utah Army National Guard hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony, reopening the John M. Browning Armory in Ogden, Utah, March 6.

At the ceremony, Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Jeff Burton officially cut the ribbon signifying the opening of the Browning Armory.

Dignitaries in attendance at the event included James Minster, South Ogden mayor; Lt. Col. Jay McNeil, 19th Group Support Battalion, commander; Col. Watt, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) commander; and Lt. Col. Matt Price, director of facilities for the Utah Guard.

Home to Group Support Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Browning Armory has undergone a yearlong, $1.1-million remodeling project, which includes the following improvements:


• New paint, carpet, floor and ceiling tile and landscaping

• New electrical wiring

• Heating and cooling system upgrades

• Lighting and energy-efficient improvements that will reduce electricity costs by 20 percent

• New interior doors

• Communication and data-system infrastructure

• Parachute-packing facility addition

• Expanded maintenance bay and motor-pool space

• Complete kitchen renovation

• New shower stalls

• Added unisex restroom to meet ADA requirements

• Office space, conference rooms remodeled


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Taken on March 6, 2013