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National Guard Armory Gets Upgrade

August 19, 2012

Military vehicles are currently parked on the grass at the National Guard Armory on Union Street in Newport, but construction is underway for a secured parking area. Photo by Ed Barber

NEWPORT - The Armory building is among several National Guard facilities in Vermont that will receive upgrades this year.
The first order of business it to expand parking to include secured parking for vehicles and equipment. The secured parking area will at least double in size and will be fenced in with security lighting added. Additional parking will allow for visitors to not have to park on the lawn as the upgraded area will be paved. The secured parking lot will accommodate more Humvees and trucks.
The interior will be upgraded with a new kitchen and a cat walk that will allow space for lockers and storage.
The Armory buildings in Lyndonville and Swanton are among other facilities undergoing upgrades this year.
Sergeant First Class Urie, the NCO, is overseeing the upgrades to the building.

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