Work Begins on $9.8 Million Project at Niagara Falls Airbase

September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 21, 2010 at 1:29 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jun 21, 2010 at 1:29 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY (WKBW) -- The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station broke ground on a new $9.8 million Community Activities Center Monday morning. The new facility will replace a number of existing buildings to include the current all ranks club and base dining facility.

According to the New York State Division of Military & Naval Affairs, this project will provide increased processing and feeding of troops as well as offer base leadership with an improved area for commander's calls, promotion and retirement ceremonies, and staff meetings.

"The Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is truly becoming a joint service installation where other military and federal agencies are combining their services and being good stewards of the taxpayer's dollars," said Colonel Allan Swartzmiller, 914th Airlift Wing Commander.

The estimated completion date for this joint use facility is August 2011 and will be open to all military members, retirees, federal, state and local agencies.