Submitted by Washington Military Department

The Washington National Guard will break ground on its new Thurston County Readiness Center (TCRC) in a ceremony scheduled for Thursday, October 25 at 10:00 a.m. at 8303 Kimmie Street SW, Tumwater. The TCRC will replace the existing Olympia and Puyallup Armories.

The TCRC will provide guardsmen from multiple units a new facility to perform their duties, to include critical training to help prepare for state and national disasters.

The new building, which will be built to meet LEED Silver environmental rating standards, will include special purpose and administration areas, an assembly hall, locker rooms and shower areas, as well as support functions associated with the facility.
The $35 million construction project was awarded to Pease Construction from Lakewood after evaluating a number of competitive bids. Construction of the new facility is scheduled to be complete by fall 2020.

Interested media can RSVP by emailing Joseph Siemandel, State Public Affairs Officer at joseph.f.siemandel.mil@mail.mil.
The citizen-soldiers and airmen of the Washington National Guard are dedicated to the mission of safeguarding lives and property in Washington State, and serving as sentinels for freedom overseas.

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