Alabama National Guard Open House for Renovated Air National Guard 226th Combat Communication Group Facility

MONTGOMERY, AL (03/16/2016)(readMedia)-- Release # 2016031601

Alabama National Guard to Have an Open House for the Newly Renovated Air National Guard 226th Combat Communications Group Facility

Montgomery, AL (03/16/2016)-- The Alabama National Guard is having an open house for the newly renovated Air National Guard 226th Combat Communications Group facility to allow civilian and other military component partners the opportunity to view the facility and collaborate on common areas. Invited guests include the Alabama National Guard senior leadership, Maxwell Air Force Base service members and civilian business partners. The 226th CCG facility was renovated last year so the unit will showcase it and also celebrate the recently awarded Air Force Outstanding Unit Award that it received along with the 187th Fighter Wing, also in Montgomery and the 117th Air Refueling Wing in Birmingham.

Col. Gary W. Kirk, the commander, invites the media to also come view the facility and find out what the 226th CCG does in both its state and federal missions to support the citizens of Alabama and the Nation. This event is by invitation only.

WHO: Alabama National Guard (Air)

WHAT: Open House for the Alabama Air National Guard's 226th Combat Communication Group Facility

WHEN: Thursday, March 17, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHERE: 1000 Air Base Boulevard

Montgomery, Alabama 36108

NOTES: Media who wish to attend this event should email the Alabama National Guard public affairs office NO LATER THAN 8 a.m., Thursday, March 17, 2016, at or call Lt. Col. Shannon Hancock at (334)306-4559. The event is at a military facility with access-controlled entrance; therefore, no media will be able to attend who have not responded by the above deadline with the following information: names, email address and mobile telephone numbers of each reporter/ photographer/ videographer (limit of 2 for each outlet) who will attend. Media should bring affiliation identification (press credentials) and a government issued photo ID.

Alabama National Guard personnel will be available for interviews.