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Fort Eustis breaks ground on new TRADOC headquarters, band-training facility
New Army TRADOC Headquarters
May 27, 2009
By Fort Eustis Public Affairs Office
FORT EUSTIS, Va.—A groundbreaking ceremony for the new U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters and band-training facility will be held 9 a.m., June 4, at Murphy Field.
The $78 million design-build military construction project, managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, has a projected completion date of February 2011. The project is part of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure congressional authorization, which closes Fort Monroe, Va., in September 2011, and realigns the TRADOC headquarters from Monroe to Fort Eustis.
The new TRADOC headquarters, which will house about 1,260 employees, is approximately 263,675 square feet. The new band-training facility at 18,800 square feet will accommodate 66 musicians. Work includes command suites, private offices, a special compartmented information facility, a special access programs facility, an emergency operations center, break rooms and kitchenettes, printing and copying areas, conference rooms and an auditorium. The project also includes associated support facilities and site improvements.
New Army TRADOC Band Training facility
The design and construction project, awarded by Norfolk District to Tompkins-Turner Government Services, will meet the Army's Leadership in Energy Environmental Design, achieving a silver certification.
Fort Eustis is the home of Army Transportation. With its diverse landscape and easy access to the James River, the post is an excellent area to train service members in transportation, aviation maintenance, logistics and deployment doctrine.