Alabama National Guard to open new Armed Forces Reserve Center with energy efficiency certification.

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (12/13/2013)(readMedia)-- The Alabama National Guard is proud to announce the opening of a new Armed Forces Reserve Center on the Alabama National Guard base in Birmingham, Ala. The new AFRC has been awarded the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

This new AFRC is approximately 52,000 square feet and includes two major components: a Special Forces Equipment Pool Facility and a Readiness Center which will house two Special Forces Units – Support Company of the 20th Special Forces Group and The Chemical Detachment of the 20th Special Forces Group. The Special Forces Equipment Pool Facility includes areas designated for maintaining Special Forces Airborne and Waterborne Operations equipment and supplies, including a parachute drying /storage tower, as well as private and military parking areas.


Alabama National Guard


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

WHEN: Wednesday December 18, 2013 at 11:00AM Central Time (US & Canada)
WHERE: Building 800
5700 East Lake Boulevard
Birmingham, Alabama 35217

Media who wish to attend this event should email the Alabama National Guard public affairs office NO LATER THAN 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 17, 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.