Groundbreaking Set At Vance AFB

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 7:52 am
By: News On 6

ENID, Okla. (AP) -- Gov. Brad Henry will be the featured speaker at a ceremony at Vance Air Force Base in Enid.

Air Force and city officials will join Henry Wednesday for the opening of Wheat Capital Road, a new road that leads to a gate on the base's south side.

Funded largely by the state and city, the road will provide soldiers with access to a planned new Armed Forces Reserve Center at the base. A groundbreaking for that new facility also will be held Wednesday.

The reserve center is one of seven new facilities that are part of the government's 2005 Base Realignment and Closure, or BRAC, recommendations to combine 53 local armories and six field maintenance shops.

Other centers are in Broken Arrow, McAlester, Muskogee, Norman, western Oklahoma City and Mustang.