NY Army National Guard cuts ribbon on new maintenance facility at Camp Smith on Thursday, June 21
CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, N.Y. (06/20/2018) (readMedia)-- The New York National Guard will formally open a new $20.5 million maintenance facility here with a short ceremony on Thursday, June 21.
The event is open to interested media.
WHO: Maj. Gen. Raymond Shields, the commander of the New York Army National Guard, and other New York Army National Guard Leaders
WHAT: A ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new Camp Smith Consolidated Maintenance Shop.
WHEN: 11:30 A.M., Thursday, June 21, 2018
WHERE: Camp Smith Training Site, 11 Bear Mountain Bridge Road, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.
Interviews with National Guard leaders and an opportunity to tour the new facility.
Media interested in covering this event must contact Staff Sgt. Michael Davis at 845-656-8702 for access to this secure military facility.
The New York Army National Guard's Camp Smith Combined Support Maintenance Shop is a 40,830 square foot masonry and insulated metal structure that incorporates 30,000 square feet of maintenance space and 11,000 square feet of administrative and support space.
The maintenance building replaces a facility constructed in 1949.
The $20.5 million facility is designed to support the Army's newest vehicles and equipment. The facility includes three general purpose work bays, an inspection bay and a welding bay, as well as a washing bay. There are also rooms where electronics, weapons, generators, and other military equipment can be repaired.
The new, modern bays are configured to support modern Army trucks, humvees and tracked vehicles and are a safer work environment for mechanics than those in the 1949 building being replaced.
The facility incorporates an energy efficient design and is illuminated with state-of-the-art LED light fixtures and light control technology. The heating, ventilation and air conditioning system also incorporates state-of-the-art technology to save energy.
The building uses radiant floor heating in the work bays and also utilizes geothermal heating and cooling in the administration areas.
These design measures, as well as the use of renewable and sustainable materials in the construction, resulted in the U.S. Green Building Council giving the project its Silver rating.
The facility is designed to provide maintenance support for about 1,200 vehicles assigned to Army National Guard units from the Mid-Hudson Valley down to the Bronx. These vehicles are used for training and to support the Guard's emergency response mission.