New Laramie armory opens on US Army’s 244th birthday
Jun 5, 2019
The Wyoming Army National Guard will officially cut the ribbon opening its new Laramie Readiness Center at 11 a.m. on June 14, the U.S. Army’s 244th birthday.
It is located near the Laramie airport at 4750 State Highway 130. The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting and tour the 101,000 square-foot facility, which is replacing a 1959-constructed armory on the corner of 30th Street and Armory Road.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Army’s birthday, than by celebrating our continued commitment to serve Wyoming and the nation by providing our soldiers modern, environmentally sound buildings to train,” said Maj. Gen. Greg Porter, Wyoming’s adjutant general.
The Wyoming Army National Guard’s 94th Troop Command, 133rd Engineer Company, and 197th Public Affairs Detachment will call the new readiness center home.
The current armory and the land where it resides will be transferred to the University of Wyoming. The federal government paid the majority of the $26 million construction bill; Wyoming’s tab was $6 million.