Alabama National Guard hosts grand opening for new Armed Forces Readiness Center on Pelham Range

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MONTGOMERY, AL (07/09/2013)(readMedia)-- The Alabama National Guard is proud to announce the opening of a new Armed Forces Readiness Center on Pelham Range, in Alexandria, Ala. The new AFRC is the first building in Alabama to be awarded the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification.

"Greatly increased efficiencies in resource consumption, synergistically coupled with renewable solar energy, provide substantial real-world cost savings that last the life of the building and allow the use of much needed funds elsewhere," said Lt. Col. Christopher Murphy, design and construction management branch chief in the Alabama National Guard's Construction and Facilities Management Office. "Collectively, these features allow this building to operate at a fraction of the cost of a comparable facility while offering increased efficiency, form, and function."


Alabama National Guard


Grand Opening ceremony of the Alabama National Guard’s Pelham Range Armed Forces Readiness Center

WHEN: Thursday July 11, 2013 at 11:00AM Central Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Building P8427
1236 Gate 3 Road
Pelham Range
Alexandria, Alabama 36206

Media who wish to attend this event should email the Alabama National Guard public affairs office NO LATER THAN 4 p.m., Wednesday, July 10, 2013, at The event is on a military facility in an access-controlled area; 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 facilities officers and other officials, as well as representatives from design and construction companies involved will be available for interview. A tour of the building will follow the ceremony.